Skrill North club Stockport County have signed former Torquay United defender James Washburn.
Scottish side Dunfermline Athletic parted company with the central defender in September, having only signed him following a successful trial five weeks earlier.
The 19-year-old had not managed to force his way into the East End Park first-team and both manager Jim Jefferies and the player decided that it is in Washburn’s best interests to be released.
Washburn joined Torquay at the age of 16. The centre-half, who turned 19 on Saturday, was recommended to Dunfermline by one of their former players, Craig Easton, who was coaching at Torquay.