Accrington Stanley have signed midfielder Scott Brown on a deal until the end of the season after his release by National League club Grimsby Town.
The 30-year-old former Everton trainee worked with Stanley boss John Coleman at Southport and has also spent time at Bristol City, Port Vale and Morecambe.
"I think he's a top player," Coleman told the club website.
"He's a good character, he's got a tremendous will to win and he'll fit in with our lads seamlessly."
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