Stanley defender Dean Winnard has agreed a deal to join Morecambe.

The 26-year-old’s deal at the Wham Stadium expires this summer but he has turned down the offer of a new contract to sign for the Shrimps.

He will move to Globe Arena next month.

Winnard joined the Reds following his release by Blackburn Rovers in 2009 and has gone on to make 283 appearances for the club, scoring six times.

Last season he added 16 appearances in what turned out to be an injury hit campaign.