We have brought in midfielder Josh Scowen from Queens Park Rangers, for an undisclosed fee. Scowen, 26, has split his career between Wycombe Wanderers, Barnsley and QPR and has been an ever present at all three clubs, amassing 273 appearances.

Scowen said: “I’m over the moon to be here and I can’t wait to get started. I just want to show the gaffer what I can do and get in the team, so that I can help the club keep winning games. I feel fit and I’m raring to go.”

Phil Parkinson said: “I’m delighted to welcome Josh to the club. We identified him early in the window and it took a while to get the deal over the line, as we were competing with several other clubs for his signature. We have been patient, and the chairman and the board have worked hard to finalise a deal this afternoon. Josh has a promotion from League One on his cv and a lot of Championship experience. He can play in a number of different roles and he will bring real quality to the squad, especially in that midfield area.”