Stanley battle to keep Aldred

Accrington Stanley could face a battle to hang on to Player of the Year Tom Aldred.

Sky Sports understands a number of clubs are keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old, who played every minute of every game for Stanley this season.

Aldred arrived at the Crown Ground last summer on a free transfer from Colchester and he emerged as one of the key performers under James Beattie.

However, Beattie now faces a battle to keep Aldred as clubs from both the Championship and League One are keen to take him.

It is understood the likes of Bournemouth and Milton Keynes Dons are amongst the clubs considering a bid for the former Watford stopper.