WITTON Albion have raised eyebrows aplenty with the latest addition to their squad.

Last night, the Albs announced the signing of experienced defender Matt Lowton – a veteran of more than 200 Premier League appearances.

The 34-year-old full-back is eligible to make his Witton debut when Jon Macken’s side travel to Newcastle Town on Saturday.

Lowton’s arrival provides a huge boost to an Albion side that currently sits 13th in the Northern Premier League West Division table following an indifferent start to the season, including a 4-0 home defeat to Trafford last time out.

As recently as last year, he was playing in the Championship with Burnley and latterly during a loan spell at Huddersfield Town.

He has been without a club since his eight-year spell at Turf Moor was brought to an end having made 186 appearances for the Clarets since joining from Aston Villa in 2015.

His first taste of the Premier League came during his spell with Villa, for whom he played 72 times having joined from Sheffield United for around £3million in 2012.

Lowton came through the academy at Bramall Lane, spending time on loan with Hungarian side Ferencvaros before breaking through into the first team and making 78 appearances.