Young midfielder becomes Paul Cox's fifth summer signing, subject to international clearance.
We are pleased to announce that we have captured the signature of midfielder Fergus Bell.
The exciting playmaker, who boasts exceptional ability on the ball, joins us on a free transfer following a successful trial spell.
Born in London, Bell enjoyed spells at Wallsend Boys Club, Sunderland and Hibernian during his youth career, before linking up with Jerez Industrial (Glenn Hoddle’s Academy) in 2010.
During his year-long stay in Spain, Bell was a mainstay in midfield, contributing five goals in 27 appearances, which impressed scouts sufficiently enough and earned him a short-term move to Barnsley.
Bell, who has since had stints with KRC Mechelen and K.S.K Heist in Belgium and A.S. Monza in Italy, is now relishing the chance to shine back in his home country.
Shortly after putting pen-to-paper, the 23-year-old said: “I'm absolutely over the moon [to have signed]. It's a fantastic club from what I've seen, with a great manager and everyone at the club has been more than welcoming.
“I would describe myself as a creative midfield player. My main targets are to score as many goals as I can - I think I can bring that to this team."
Supporters will have their first chance to see our latest summer signing in action in tomorrow’s pre-season match with Notts County at One Call Stadium. Kick-Off is at 3.00pm.