Former Crystal Palace, Bury and Birmingham midfielder joins Rovers


Tranmere have this afternoon completed the transfer of veteran midfielder Neil Danns on a deal until the end-of-the-season.

Danns, 36, joins having most recently captained Bury to promotion last season. However, with Bury’s expulsion from the EFL, he was on the hunt for a new club and speculation has been rife for several weeks that he’d come to Tranmere.

Born in Liverpool, Danns has featured against Rovers numerous times over a lengthy career that spans some 19 years and has delivered 5 promotions. Palace, Bolton, Bury, Colchester, Birmingham, Leicester City, Bristol City and Blackpool are among the clubs he’s played for.

Despite his advancing years, he’s a current Guyana international as well and has played international football as recently as this month. 

Speaking about his signing, Micky Mellon said: “Neil Danns is a player that I have admired for a long time, he is a bit behind in fitness levels, but we are quickly catching that up, and he has an appetite to get fit very fast and he will do that.

“When anybody becomes available who we think can help us along and keep the consistency and tempo, then we will do that.”

Danns will add vital depth to the Tranmere squad and joins fellow senior pros David Perkins and Darren Potter as important options in the midfield area.

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