The 20-year-old, a free agent after leaving Derby at the end of last season, has agreed a one-year contract.
“Ross has come through at Derby and is possibly unlucky not to have been kept on by them,” Stanley manager John Coleman told the club website.
“He went on loan to Stalybridge last season and was instrumental in them staying up.
“He’s hungry for the chance to play league football. He’s been in and around the Football League but is yet to make his debut so it’s a big chance for him.”