Former Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell has joined League Two outfit Salford City.

Towell has spent the last two years on loan at Rotherham United from Brighton and Hove Albion, who he moved to in November 2015 having lit up the Airtricity League Premier Division with the Lilywhites. 

Although the 27-year-old got few chances under Chris Hughton, he fared well in the Championship with Rotherham, helping them to go up to England's second tier in 2017/18 via the League One play-offs.

He now moves on to newly promoted Salford, who are owned by the Class of 92 alumni of Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham, as well as businessman Peter Lim.

"I’m really excited to join Salford City, I know it’s a club with a lot of ambition," the Dubliner told the club's website.

"You can see that the club is going in the right direction, it has the right people on board and I’m really excited to be a part of something special.

"I want to add to what the team has already been doing, they have been doing really well over the last few seasons so hopefully I can just add to that. 

"Being a central midfielder it would be nice to get some goals and assists and to excite the fans as well.

"I think with the ambitions that the club has, to get promoted is definitely one of them. Obviously we’ve just been promoted last year so it’s a big task, but I’m sure with the people involved with the club it’s something that we’re well capable of and that we’re all really excited for."