Accrington Stanley have signed defender Nick Anderton on loan from Blackpool until January.

The left back put pen to paper on a deal this morning and will be in contention for tomorrow’s League One clash with Charlton at the Wham Stadium.

“There were a couple of clubs interested but the chance to play in League One and hopefully get regular games was a huge boost,” said Anderton.

Anderton is from Preston and was at North End from aged 15-20, as an Under 16, then two year scholarship and then two years as a professional.

He spent time out on loan at Barrow, who he helped to lift the Conference North title in 2015, but he suffered a broken leg in February of that year.

He also had spells at Aldershot and Gateshead before returning to Barrow in the Conference. He signed permanently on a two-year deal before Blackpool snapped him up in 2017, one year into that contract.

“I played a few league games for Blackpool and played in the cup as well and probably made around 15 appearances last season,” said Anderton.

“Moving to Accrington is a great opportunity for me, I played regularly in non-league and the Conference and, at 22, want to be playing more this season.”

Asked what the Stanley fans can expect, Anderton said: “I am defender first and foremost, I like to put my head in and keep the ball from going in the net.

“If there are set places, I do get forward but my first job is to keep them out.”