Scunthorpe United bring in midfielder Neal Bishop

Notts County's English midfielder Neal Bishop celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City during their English FA Cup football match at Meadow Lane in Nottingham, central England, on January 30, 2011
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Newly-promoted Scunthorpe United add League One experience to their squad by signing midfielder Neal Bishop, who turned down a new contract at Blackpool, on a free.

Newly-promoted Scunthorpe United have added League One experience to their squad by signing Neal Bishop.

The 32-year-old midfielder was available on a free transfer following his release by Championship Blackpool, for whom he made 33 appearances, at the end of the season.

He turned down a new contract at Bloomfield Road to step down a division and join Russ Wilcox's Iron.

Bishop previously played in the third tier with Notts County, whom he captained to a club-record run of 22 unbeaten away games across 2012 and 2013.

The former Barnet man is Scunthorpe's second signing of the summer, following the acquisition of winger Jennison Myrie-Williams from Port Vale last week.

Derby's Simon Dawkins and Blackpool's Neal Bishop in action during their Championship match on December 6, 2013
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