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Buxton extends Stanley loan

Wigan full-back Adam Buxton has extended his loan with Accrington Stanley until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old moved to the Store First Stadium for an initial 28-day emergency loan period last month and has since made eight appearances for the Sky Bet League Two club.

"I've massively enjoyed my time here," said Buxton.

"I've had a great month and we've had some great results and I'm just made up now that I've extended until the end of the season and I can hopefully get more games under my belt and help the team kick on up the league.

"I've got eight games under my belt already and couldn't ask for much more really. I've been involved in every game and hopefully I can keep getting games and we can kick on.

"Being involved in first-team football every day is completely different to being involved with the reserves.

"Everyone is fighting for points, whereas reserve football isn't really competitive, real football. I'm enjoying it more coming in and fighting for three points every week."

Accrington manager James Beattie, whose team are 16th in League Two, said: "It's great news.

"I think he's done extremely well since he came in and when we lost Laurence Wilson he stepped in there and has acquitted himself really well.

"He's both footed, he likes to get forward and he's a great lad so we're really happy to have him stay."