Southport FC have announced the loan signing of 18-year-old centre-half Ross Sykes from Accrington Stanley until January 2nd.

At 6 feet 4 inches, Sykes is rated as a strong, commanding centre-half, who has excellent composure on the ball and offers a real threat at corners.

He started out at Burnley before signing a two-year professional contract with Accrington Stanley in May 2016.

Additionally, midfielder Alex Fletcher has been released from his contract by mutual consent.

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