Morecambe midfielder Tom McCready has joined the Shrimps’ League 2 rivals Exeter City.
The 23-year-old has joined the Grecians on a deal until the end of the season.
McCready, younger brother of former Shrimps defender Chris, had been playing on non-contract terms at the Globe Arena and was free to seek a deal elsewhere.
Grecians manager Paul Tisdale told the Exeter Express and Echo: “He is a player that contacted us asking for a trial and I said yes.
“He is a good footballer and he is a confident chap.
“It is signing to basically give him an opportunity to improve himself until the end of the season and there is no better way of doing that than over a three-month period with us.”
McCready made eight appearances for the Shrimps having come through the youth set up at Everton and spent time playing in America.