At Manchester City, he worked for years under Town’s development coach Steve Eyre and, of course, he knows Grayson and coaches Glynn Snodin and Ian Miller well from his time at Leeds, where he scored their ‘Goal of the Season’ last year against Leicester.
Grayson added: “Adam is a good footballer. He uses the ball and has a good energy about him – he had a great season last year and scored some important goals.
“He’s a player I admired when he was at Carlisle and Manchester City and we’re delighted to get him. I think it shows our intent in the level of players we want to sign.
“It’s great that both Adam and Olly Norwood have experience in the Championship, with Adam paying all last season and Oliver getting half a season for Coventry – I think we can only benefit from that experience.”
Grayson is unlikely to be finished in the transfer market, either.
“I think things are moving along nicely in all departments,” he explained.
“You have to strike a blend and get the partnerships right all over the pitch and we are still working hard behind the scenes to get one or two other things done. We’re looking to keep improving all the time, but we’re getting the right type of ingredients for a really decent squad.”