Stevenage have solved their striker conundrum by signing a Brentford youngster who is the son of a former Scottish international.

Aaron Pressley is a 21-year-old, six-foot three-inch centre-forward and joins on a two-year deal, with the option for a further year, after the clubs agreed a "compensation fee".

He signed for the Bees in 2020 and has spent time on loan at AFC Wimbledon and Accrington Stanley.

He joined the latter in January and made 22 appearances, scoring six times.

Prior to those spells he was with Heart of Midlothian, the club at which father Steven made his name.

He is the second signing at the Lamex this week, the first being Manchester City defender Finley Burns on loan.

Speaking on the club's website, Boro boss Steve Evans said: "Aaron is a player I have tried to sign on a few occasions and my chairman has invested in what I regard as an outstanding young talent.

"My eyes are my number one judge, but I did make a personal call to one of my former pupils, someone who trained with Aaron every day.

"And it was Ivan Toney who gave him a hugely positive reference.

"Aaron is desperate to do well. I have no doubt we are a stepping stone to much greater things for the boy.

"He has a lot of the attributes I witnessed in the likes of Ivan, Chris Wood and Jack Marriott.

"Finley is a young man who I know is very highly thought of by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

"When Pep gives you a first-team debut and has you training with his first team every day, he recognises the huge potential you have."