Accrington Stanley have signed Bulgarian goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov on a permanent deal. 

Evtimov, a free agent after his deal with Burton Albion expired, put pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the Reds before joining up with his new teammates yesterday.

The 25-year-old has been given the No. 30 shirt and is available to play against Charlton Athletic at The Valley this afternoon.

Dimitar began his career in his native Bulgaria, before joining Nottingham Forest in 2011, where he was named as the Championship Apprentice of the Year for the 2012/13 season.

He made three first team appearances for Forest, and spent time on loan at Mansfield and Port Vale among others before joining Burton Albion on a short-term contract in September 2018.

Evtimov has represented the Bulgarian national side at youth level and earned his first call up to the senior squad while with the Brewers last November.

“It’s only my first day with the team but I feel great,” said Evtimov.

“I like to think I’m a very commanding goalkeeper and that I command my box really well.

“I’m a good shot-stopper, but then you have to be really for a goalkeeper!

“I’ve played in League One before, as well as the Championship, League Two and the Conference and Conference North, so I have a lot of experience throughout the leagues.

“I spoke to the gaffer about coming here, and the way he talked about the club and the things going on here really attracted me.

“I feel very good, I’m delighted to be here.”