Date: 1st July 2014 at 7:08pm
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Defender Michael Liddle has become the latest to extend his stay with James Beattie’s Accrington Stanley after he put pen to paper on a new 12 month deal earlier today.

The 24 year old penned the new deal this morning and explained to the Official Site that he was always intending on returning for next season once he knew he had an offer, because with how badly we started the season in terms of our results, he could more than clearly see we are a club growing and going somewhere because of how we ended the campaign.

‘After a bad start, to the squad we’ve put together, I can see that this is a club moving forward. I want to get back and hopefully I can improve things on a personal front, get more games, have fewer injuries and help the club going forward.’

Manager James Beattie said that Liddle was a solid left back, and though his opportunities were limited during last season, he didn’t let us down when called upon and he wants to have good competition in all areas in 2014-15 and he knows that Liddle is up for the battle of winning that place.

‘He’s a determined young man and a very good player. He was eager to sign the deal and stay and I’ve said to him that it’s his position to take. He’s fit and has been working hard over the summer and that’s the sort of lad he is.’

Beattie will no doubt be pleased with how the squad is coming together, especially those signing two year deals as it helps remove the uncertainty of not getting that continuity within a group season from season which has been an issue and can obviously be an issue at this level.