Tranmere Rovers have agreed to sign midfielder Oliver Norburn on a contract which runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, subject to a medical.

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The 24-year-old arrives at Prenton Park having spent the 2016-17 season with fellow National League side Macclesfield Town, indeed scoring in both legs of the semi-final in the FA Trophy against Rovers which sent the Silkmen to the final at Wembley Stadium. He also netted a stunning goal in the final against York City to take his seasonal goals total to eight.

Born in Bolton, Norburn was part of the Chelsea Academy during his younger years before completing his scholarship with Leicester City and signing professional terms with The Foxes in 2011.

His first taste of senior football came during a loan spell with Bristol Rovers before making a permanent move to the Memorial Ground in the summer of 2012 where he would play 59 times over the course of two seasons.

In July 2014, after leaving Bristol Rovers, Norburn joined fellow League Two side Plymouth Argyle and made 19 appearances for The Pilgrims during the 2014-15 campaign before joining Guiseley midway through the 2015-16 season and helping the Yorkshire side avoid relegation out of the National League.

Speaking of the new signing, manager Micky Mellon said: “Ollie is a player we watched closely last season and I’m pleased we are able to bring him to the Club.

“He fits into the type of player that we want to bring to Tranmere; he’s young, hungry and ambitious and a talented midfield player who has an eye for goal so I believe he is a very good addition to our squad.”

Source: www.tranmererovers.co.uk
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