Wycombe Wanderers have signed defender James Tunnicliffe on a one-year deal after he was released by Brighton & Hove Albion.
The 22-year-old spent the whole of last season on loan at Bristol Rovers, where he played 27 games.
After coming through the ASE programme at Stockport County, Tunnicliffe was tipped for big things and signed for Brighton two years ago.
However after making just 20 appearances over those two years the Seagulls deemed him surplus to requirements and he becomes Wycombe boss Gary Waddock’s sixth summer signing.
“James is a talented young centre-back with experience of playing at this level,” Waddock told the club’s website.
“He’s a footballing defender who can play out from the back. A lot of clubs were interested in him and it’s taken a little longer than we would have liked, but we’re delighted we’ve been able to add him to the group.”