Accrington Stanley have signed Gary Taylor-Fletcher on non-contract terms as confirmed by the club website.

The 35-year-old forward has plenty of experienced having played at the top-level with Blackpool for their solitary season in the Premier League as well as competing for the likes of Leicester City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday. He however became a free agent after he was released by Tranmere Rovers in the summer. Now though after signing non-contract terms with Accrington, his focus will be on helping them out when needed and trying to force them up the Sky Bet League Two table.

Recently, Accrington have had a plague of injuries and suspensions in the team and with it being a small squad to begin with, that has left the Lancashire side looking very thin at the moment. The signing of Taylor-Fletcher is meant to cover for those missing players for a short time so they can still field as strong as squad as possible without having to resort to untested youngsters. Subject to Football League ratification, he should make his début in the EFL Trophy match against Chesterfield tomorrow (Tuesday 4th October) night.

And Accrington head coach John Coleman was happy to get an experienced player in to cover for the issues the squad current has. He said: “Gary has plenty of experience and has played at the highest level. He will be a welcome addition to the squad at a time when we have a number of players missing with injuries and suspensions.”

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