Matty Pearson: FC Halifax Town defender joins Accrington Stanley

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Accrington Stanley finished 17th in League Two this season

League Two side Accrington Stanley have signed defender Matty Pearson from FC Halifax Town on a one-year contract.

Pearson, who can also play in midfield, made 88 appearances for Conference club Halifax after signing on a free transfer from Rochdale in 2013.

The 21-year-old has previously had spells with Blackburn and Lincoln.

"He is an aggressive, keen, honest and hard-working player who fits the bill of what we want at this club," manager John Coleman told the club's website.

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