Bristol Rovers sign Morecambe midfielder Craig Stanley

Craig Stanley

Stanley joined Morecambe from Hereford in the summer of 2006

Bristol Rovers have signed midfielder Craig Stanley from Morecambe on a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old, who was on loan at Torquay under new Rovers manager Paul Buckle from January this year, becomes the club's third signing in two days .

Chairman Nick Higgs told the Pirates website  : "Paul was very impressed with him and keen to work with him again.

"He is a creative midfielder, who fits the style of play we want here. I am delighted he has decided to join us."

Stanley began his career at Walsall, and is the only player to win promotion to the Football League via the play-offs in successive seasons, with Hereford in 2005/06 and Morecambe in 2006/07.