Will Wood: Accrington Stanley sign Southampton defender

Will Wood in action for Southampton's Under-23 side
Will Wood is Accrington's first signing of the summer transfer window

Accrington Stanley have signed defender Will Wood after he was released by Premier League club Southampton.

The 21-year-old left-back has agreed a one-year deal with Stanley, who won the League Two title this season.

"Will is a defender who came to train with us in February and impressed us," manager John Coleman told the Accrington website.

"He has come through a prestigious academy at Southampton and fits our criteria of a young, hungry player."

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