Accrington Stanley: James Gray signs new two-year contract

James Gray
Gray joined Accrington from Darlington in August 2012

Accrington Stanley striker James Gray has signed a new two-year contract.

The 21-year-old, who began his career at Darlington, made 38 appearances last season, scoring seven goals.

"I am buzzing to have signed a new deal. I was always going to stay here, I know the people and know the club well," Gray told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I am delighted to have his services. James has improved on the pitch and loves working with me on a one-to-one basis," said manager James Beattie.

"I will try and share as many things as I can with him, as I will do all the players."

Gray admitted that the lure of continuing to work with former England striker Beattie was to good to turn down.

"He is one of the big reasons why I have stayed at this club," added Gray.

"He has helped me last season and the improvement in my performances at the end of the season I think were mainly down to him."

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