Date: 25th June 2019 at 8:00am
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Tranmere Rovers have announced that they have signed former Crewe Alexandra defender George Ray after he rejected a new contract with the Alex. The former captain has signed a 2-year deal with the League 1 newcomers with him becoming the club’s first signing since being promoted last season.

Ray, 25, made his debut for the Alex in the 2013 EFL Trophy triumph against Southend United at Wembley following a loan spell at local non-league side Leek Town. He has made over 150 appearances for the Railwaymen including playing in both ‘Academy XI’ teams in 2013 and 2018, captaining the side in the latter.

He will join former Alex defenders Mark Ellis and Zoumana Bakayago and striker Chris Dagnall at Prenton Park.

What are Tranmere getting from the signing of Ray?

George is a tall defender who has gone from being an inexperienced youngster who was making mistakes in the majority of the games that he played into a leader of a young dressing room (albeit with the odd mistake still thrown in). Despite being a defender that can use his height to his advantage, he is a decent footballer who can also bring the ball out from the back if necessary.