Forest Green Rovers has announced the signing of Elliot Whitehouse from Grimsby Town.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder joins on a two-year deal and becomes Rovers’ ninth signing of the summer transfer window.

Whitehouse insisted the move ticked all the right boxes.

He said: “It’s been a good couple of weeks getting this deal over the line. I just can’t wait to get started, meet the lads and get back to what we do best.

“When we spoke about moving to the club it just made sense to me. I see myself as an all-action midfielder, so the style of play does suit me.

"I’ve seen Forest Green play before, and I have always been impressed by how well they keep the ball and play with a high tempo."

Director of Football Richard Hughes added: “He’s different to what we have got in the group, a player we tracked for a long period of time and when speaking to the player our interest in him helped get the deal over the line.

“He’s played a lot of games at a lot of levels, got promotions on his CV.

"We are really delighted with the pedigree and experience he brings- he’s got energy and power and the ability to get a goal and in the best possible way, he’ll be a player, who other teams won’t like lining up against."

Whitehouse will be available to play after the completion of a six-game suspension, carried over from former club Grimsby Town for using abusive language towards an opponent.