TNS have completed the signing of Alex Denny from English Football League Two side Salford City.

The 21-year-old Chester-born defensive midfielder came through Everton's academy to sign professional terms with the club and made his debut for the Toffees in the UEFA Europa League in 2017.

Denny is also a former member of the England national set-up, having made double-figure appearances for the Under 17 and Under 18 teams and played for the Three Lions in the 2017 UEFA European Championship final.

Following his time at Goodison Park, he moved to Salford City.

He has also spent time on loan at Morecambe FC with a combined quarter of a century of lwague appearances with the Ammies and Shrimps.

Denny said: "I'm delighted to sign for The New Saints and I'm looking forward to helping the team on the JD Cymru Premier run-in. Hopefully, we can go on to be successful and win the league."

Dennis is no stranger to TNS Sporting Director, Gary Brabin who backed the midfielder to thrive in the JD Cymru Premier.

"I coached Alex at Everton’s Academy when he was 13 and 14 years old.

"He is a big, strong competitive midfielder, who is comfortable in possession, with a good footballing education having come through the academy system, as well as representing England at numerous age groups.

"He is a good honest lad, who always gives his all, and has had a good start to his professional career.

"He's at the point though, where he needs regular competitive football, and a place to settle down that will become his footballing home.

"We believe The New Saints will provide that platform for him.

"We all wish Alex the very best."

Meanwhile TNS head coach Anthony Limbrick was also delighted to add the ex-Everton youngster to his armoury.

The club is 12 points clear at the top of the JD Cymru Premier and favourites to reclaim their lost JD Cymru Premier crown.

Limbrick said: "We've observed Alex closely during the short time that he has trained with us and we've been impressed.

"I look forward to working with Alex and developing him as a player.

"He's a strong character, with a good attitude, and will be a great asset to the squad."