Manager John Sheridan told the official website, "This is another excellent signing for us. I know how highly they rated John at Tranmere, and we've got the added bonus that he can play in a few positions. He's the right age and has come from a big club in Nottingham Forest. I'm sure John can have a big impact and make us a better team."
"I sat down with the lad before I brought him in and explained that he'd be playing primarily at centre-half, but there's going to be occasions when we need him to slot in elsewhere. He can also play at full back and in midfield and that gives us a bit more flexibility within the squad if required."