Tranmere have signed former Sheffield Wednesday trainee Nick Wood on a one-year contract.
The 19-year-old defender joined on a week's trial and impressed during pre-season matches against Mansfield and Nottingham Forest.
"He is a talented young player and he has applied himself well here," manager Les Perry told the club's official website.
"He has fitted in well, put in two good performances and now there will be lot of competition for places defensively."
Wood added: "I am delighted to sign my contract and hopefully I can push my way into the side and get a regular starting place."
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