Brighton have secured the services of forward Danny Welbeck for another season after he signed a new one-year deal with the Premier League club.

The 30-year-old was set to be a free agent this summer but the ex-England international has extended his stay at the Amex after scoring six goals during the 2020-21 campaign.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter said: "He is a brilliant role model to have around the place and his experience at the very top end of the game is invaluable for helping us continuing to improve as a team."

Morecambe have continued to recruit ahead of their League One bow with the signing of former Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender Anthony O'Connor from Bradford.

The 28-year-old, who has previously played for Blackburn, Aberdeen and Plymouth, has signed a two-year deal with the newly-promoted Shrimps.

O’Connor is the third signing of the week at the Mazuma Stadium following the arrivals of Wes McDonald and Ryan Delaney.

"I’m really happy to be here," said the Cork native, who has spent the past three years at Valley Parade, on the club’s website.

"It’s an exciting time for the club with their first season in League One. It will be a challenge but it is a challenge I am looking forward to and as a footballer that is what you want."

O'Connor has made more than 350 league appearances in England and Scotland.

Manager Stephen Robinson said: "I think this is a fantastic signing for us and I’m glad to get him through the door.

"Anthony is someone I’ve known for a long time and he is someone who will give us real flexibility. Every time I saw him play for Aberdeen he was excellent and was often the difference between the teams.

"He can play in a number of positions across the back and in midfield and is a real leader as well and I’m delighted he has signed for us."

League Two Carlisle have announced the signing of Corey Whelan, another former Ireland U21, on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old will join the Cumbrians upon the expiry of his contract at Wigan on 1 July.

After the defender signed a deal to the end of the 2022/23 campaign, manager Chris Beech told the club's website: "Corey is another good signing for us."

"He’s an ambitious lad and he wants to do with us what some of our other players in a similar situation did last season, develop his game and be part of our progressive journey."