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Jay Lynch joins Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley have signed goalkeeper Jay Lynch on non-contract terms subject to Football League ratification.

Lynch's new home, the Crown Ground.
Lynch's new home, the Crown Ground.
Chris Brunskill

League 2 outfit Accrington Stanley have signed former Whites goalkeeper Jay Lynch on non-contract terms. Lynch was free to sign for the Lancashire based club after his release from Bolton Wanderers in early July.

The Salford born stopper joined Bolton Wanderers in 2010 after the club paid Manchester United compensation in order to acquire his services. Lynch had since progressed through the under 18 and reserve levels at Bolton to become the Under 21 keeper, however injury had held back his career at with the club.

Despite standing on the small side for a conventional goalkeeper at a shade under six feet, the highly-rated young stopper had proven that it's not all about physique after putting in some very impressive performances for Jamie Fullarton's u21 side.

Combined with his agility, great natural ability and shot stopping prowess Lynch has the potential to be a success at the Crown Ground. The 21-year-old had been involved in Bolton's match day squad in both the Premier League and Championship however he was unlucky to never make his senior debut

The league Two side have also signed ex-Oldham Athletic goalkeeper Luke Simpson after a successful trial with the club, providing Lynch with competition for the number 1 jersey in James Beatie's side.

We all wish Jay the very best in the future and hope that his time with Accrington Stanley is a successful one.