Date: 1st September 2014 at 6:51pm
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Manager James Beattie has confirmed that Accrington Stanley have signed former player Andy Procter.

Earlier today the 31 year old mutually terminated his contract with former club Bury, and the deal was done quickly to bring him back home.

The midfielder left us back in 2012 for Preston North End, and he has now signed a two year deal.

Speaking to the Official Site after the deal was done, Procter said.

‘It feels great to be back. I’ve just been into the offices and met up with all the staff and it feels like I’ve never been away. I spoke to James in the summer and made it clear that I was keen to come back. It became apparent that I wasn’t going to get many games at Bury and I’ve never been someone to sit on a contract so I just wanted to come back and get playing games again.’

Procter is only beaten in the appearance charts by Paul Mullin, having made over 400 appearances for us in his almost decade spell previously.

‘When I left Accrington we’d just finished in the play offs and were on the verge of the play offs when I actually left. That’s where I’d like to help the club return to.’

Having been in the stands for our game against Bury, Procter says he was excited by what he saw from the team as even their gaffer has publicly admitted he was glad to get in at half time given our dominance in the opening period, so Andy was delighted with what he saw from the team and now he’s hoping to add to that.

Beattie himself added that he was delighted to be able to bring him back, because he knows the club well and he has great experience so he should be a great asset on and off the pitch for our younger players.

He’s been handed the No 24 shirt on his return.