Date: 10th May 2007 at 9:07am
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ROBBIE ‘Rocky’ Williams, has become the lastest out of contract Stanley player to pen to paper, ahead of next season.

Williams, 27, who is currently the longest serving Stanley player at the Fraser Eagle Stadium, has signed a one-year extention to keep him at Accrington until the send of the 2007/08 season.

The shocking thing is that, he is only the eighth player, that has a contract that runs in to next season.

He joins, Ian Dunbavin, Phil Edwards, Leighton McGivern, Rommy Boco, Paul Mullin, Tony Grant and Shaun Whalley.

John Coleman admitted that he is far from pleased with his defensive record, and that is the first area that he will look to strenghten in.

Coleman released two defnders in midweek, Michael Welch and Portugese right back Mauro Almeida.

‘Going forward to next season, our goals against column has absolutely de-railed us this season and we’ve got to get that back,’ said Coleman ‘We need to improve our defence. But we maintain that we defend as a team and it’s not just down to the back four or back five – with the goalkeeper.

‘We’ve conceded goals as a team and we have to get the mentality that we have to become difficult to beat.’ Said Coleman speaking to Lancashire Telegraph.

‘We have been difficult to beat over the last seven or eight game, even through we have lost a few games by the odd goal to teams at the top ‘We have been more resilitent and we have to carry that on to next season.’