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Alabi loaned to Accrington

Stoke striker James Alabi has completed a move to Accrington on a one-month loan deal.

Alabi, 19, has previously spent time on loan with Scunthorpe, Mansfield and Forest Green and joined in time to be named on Stanley's bench for their season-opening clash with Southend.

"We are pleased to have James on board," Stanley boss and former Stoke striker James Beattie told his club's official website.

"He is a strong centre forward who will be a good addition to our squad."

Accrington announced the signing of former Bolton goalkeeper Jay Lynch on non-contract terms on Friday, and he lined up alongside Alabi on the bench on Saturday afternoon.