Date: 6th September 2008 at 3:45pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley defender Chris King last night signed a new contract with the Fraser Eagle Stadium outift, extending his contract until the end of the season.

King, 27, joined Stanley on a free transfer from Welsh Premier side Total Network Solutions in the summer, signing a six month contract in East Lancashire to see how well he would settle. But after starring in all six of Stanley’s games to date, the former Tranmere youngster has extended his stay until the end of the current season.

The green shirts of TNS saw King star in European qualifiers against Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City, games in which King twice picked up a man of the match award.

King told SkySports: ‘Accrington is my first English league club, I believe in my abilities but I had to prove myself on the pitch. It’s gone really well so far and I’m made up the gaffer has seen fit to extend my contract so soon.

‘Even though I’ve reached my first objective of a contract for the season, I now want to help Stanley to continue with the decent start we’ve had and put ourselves in with a chance of moving out of this division.’