Forest Green Rovers have signed Leeds United defender Liam Kitching for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
The 19-year-old is the League Two club's eighth summer signing.
Kitching's only first-team experience has been in two loan spells with home town club Harrogate Town, with whom he reached the National League play-offs in 2018-19.
"He is versatile. He can play left centre-back and left-back," said Rovers manager Mark Cooper.
"He is a good size, he can run and has got a good left foot. He has got experience of playing in the National League at a young age and is one that we have identified from a long way out."
"It is important that we got some cover for Nathan McGinley and Joseph Mills."
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