Accrington Stanley have completed the signing of Guiseley goalkeeper Jonny Maxted for an undisclosed fee.
Maxted announced himself to the Stanley faithful in November, with two heroic performances which culminated in two penalty shootout saves as the non-league side knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup at the first round stage.
The 25-year-old pulled off a string of superb saves over the two ties, before stopping penalties from Billy Kee and Scott Brown in the replay to send his side through to the next round.
That performance, along with a string of impressive ones in the National League, has led to manager John Coleman bringing Maxted to the Wham Stadium to compete with Aaron Chapman for the number one spot.
Speaking after signing a one-and-a-half-year deal, the former Forest Green stopper said: “It’s all happened quite quickly, it was one of those where I got the phone call and I just couldn’t say no to it.
“I spoke to Paul Cox and he told me that he wasn’t going to stand in my way, I’m thankful for that. It’s brilliant that I’ve got the opportunity to come in to a side pushing for promotion.
“For me, it’s a return to the Football League, which I’ve been out of for about three years now. I’ve worked hard for this chance to come and I’m looking forward to getting to work with the club.”
Manager John Coleman, added: “Jonny’s somebody that we have tracked closely since his two impressive performances against us in the FA Cup, so we are delighted that we have been able to agree a deal to bring him here.
“To have two goalkeepers in Jonny and Aaron Chapman, who are both pushing one another for a starting place, can only be a positive for us as we move into this crucial part of our season.”
Maxted will wear number shirt number 16 and goes straight into the match day squad for tomorrow’s game with Port Vale.