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Hatfield pens Accrington deal

Accrington midfielder Will Hatfield has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with the club.

The 22-year-old was out of contract this summer but will now extend his stay with Stanley into a fourth campaign.

"It was a good end to the season for me and the team and having had about six weeks off now I'm dying to get back and delighted to have signed up for another year," Hatfield told the club's official website.

"When you go away for the summer you always enjoy it but it's always in the back of your mind when your contract's run out where you are going to be and where you'll be playing."

Boss Jamie Beattie added: "I'm very happy that Will's signed. He's a very tenacious, fit young man and can play in a number of positions. He's a great character, much loved in the dressing room and by the players and staff."