Date: 5th July 2009 at 9:56pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have signed former Carlisle midfielder Luke Joyce following his release from the League One outfit, beating off competition from divisional rivals.

Joyce, 22, began at Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic, where he made just one first team appearance, playing in an F.A. Cup replay against League One Leeds.

A loan spell with Carlisle came at the end of the 2005/06 season, where he impressed enough to make the move a permanent one in the summer. Chances in the first team were hard to come by though last season and enjoyed spells on loan at Barrow and Northwich.

Joyce joined his new team mates for Pre-Season training on Monday.