AFC TOTTON have announced the signing of former Bournemouth and Saints youngster Jake Adams.

Adams had been playing for Wessex Premier outfit Alresford Town since his release by the Dorset club in the summer.

The Basingstoke-born winger started his footballing life off in Saints' academy, but when his parents moved to Dorset, he quickly joined Bournemouth’s youth set-up.

Speaking with AFC Totton’s media, Adams stated: “This is a very well-run club, with the Manager and Assistant Manager trying to play football the right way.

“I’m from the wider Southampton area, so it will be great to have friends and family coming to watch.

“We’re going to need to make a big push for promotion and I hope I can help to take us all the way!”

“I like to beat players in one-v-ones and then slip passes through to the forwards.

“Goals and assists; I like to bring excitement to the attack.

“I also like a set-piece and I put a lot of practice into my free-kicks.”

Adams arrives at Totton’s Snows Stadium with a bit of recent history with the ground.

He was part of the Cherries’ under-23s squad that lifted the Hampshire Senior Cup final there last year, although he played no part in a crazy game that saw current first-team goalkeeper Mark Travers head home a last-minute equaliser.

More recently, Adams spent time with Saints B team on trial, with the Premier League outfit utilising Snows Stadium as the home venue for reserve matches.

Adams joins a Stag side deep into a promotion hunt, with Dan Sackman’s side sitting third place in the Southern League Division One South.

Whilst he did not come off the bench at the weekend, Adams was involved in the matchday squad as Totton beat second placed Frome Town away from home.

The result closes the gap between the two sides, with Frome now just two points ahead of the Stags.