Morecambe re-sign Laurence Wilson after Accrington release

Laurence Wilson
Wilson came through the Everton youth academy but never made a first-team appearance

Defender Laurence Wilson has re-signed for Morecambe on a one-year deal after being released by Accrington Stanley.

He made 123 league appearances for the Shrimps between 2009 and 2012, scoring 12 goals.

The 27-year-old left-back then joined Rotherham, making seven appearances, before a spell at Stanley.

"Laurence was always an excellent player for us and one of the best left-backs in League Two," said manager Jim Bentley.

"He left us to join Rotherham and although things didn't quite go to plan for him there, I had no hesitation in bringing him back to the club after his spell at Accrington."

A graduate of the Everton academy, Wilson represented England at under-18 and under-19 level.

After being released by Everton at the end of the 2005-06 season he joined Chester, making 115 league appearances before signing with Morecambe.

"He is a quality player who is hungry to be successful here," Bentley told the club website.external-link

"He's fitted back into the club superbly and impressed with his attitude and application.''

Wilson is one of a number of new arrivals at the club, who recently signed former Fleetwood defender Alan Goodall.