Tranmere snap up Sutton

Date published: Thursday 21st May 2015 2:53

The 29-year-old defender has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Rovers, who this season finished bottom of League Two and were relegated from the Football League.

Sutton was offered a new contract at Mansfield but rejected their offer.

Brabin said: “I’m really pleased to bring Ritchie to the club.

“He’s a no-nonsense type of defender who takes pride in keeping clean sheets. He’s an honest lad, who defends first and foremost and I believe he’ll be an excellent addition to the squad.”

Sutton started his career at Crewe and also had a spell at Port Vale but has spent the past four years at Mansfield, who he helped win the Conference title during the 2012-13 season.

He made 38 appearances for the Stags in League Two this season as Adam Murray’s men narrowly avoided relegation.

Sutton told the club’s official website: “I’m over the moon, I’ve been itching to get here all week and get it sorted. Once I knew of the interest, I was dying to come and speak to the club.

“Obviously, the plan is to get back into the Football League next year, and that’s something I’ve got experience in, so I wanted to come in and do that.”

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