Southport have announced the signing of 32-year-old midfielder Steve Jennings.
Jennings’ career includes a wealth of experience in the Football League where he made 249 appearances, and the Scottish Premiership, making ninety-three appearances.
He is also a UEFA B qualified coach.
After several years at Everton’s youth academy, Jennings joined Tranmere Rovers` centre of excellence.
He went on to make 140 appearances for Tranmere in League One before becoming current Stockport County boss Jim Gannon’s first signing at Motherwell.
Jennings made ninety-three appearances for Motherwell as well as reaching the Scottish Cup Final.
In his final season with The Steelmen, he helped the club qualify for the Champions League before transferring to Coventry City, adding thirty-nine appearances to his tally in the Football League.
He then spent another season at Tranmere, before making a short-term move to Port Vale.
He returned to Tranmere for a third time during the 2014/15 season, where he has since made another eighty-seven appearances for the club.
Southport manager Alan Lewer said: “He has the experience that we’re looking for in midfield. He was the club captain at Tranmere. He’s an exceptional professional and he’s exactly what we need in the middle of the park. He leads by example and he’ll be fantastic on the training field and in the changing room. It’s a massive coup for the club.
“He wants to get into coaching so we can help him with that and it’s useful for us in training. He loves his football, he wants to go and watch games, he can’t relax. The more people we have around us with that knowledge the better.
“He’ll be a great leader for our football club, that’s for sure”.
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