Kee deal done
BILLY Kee says he would no longer be in football if it wasn’t for Accrington Stanley after signing a new deal with the club.
The striker’s contract was set to expire next summer, but he has now extended it by a further three years until 2021.
Kee has been in impressive form the Reds this season, scoring eight goals so far, and he’s excited to now kick on after putting pen to paper.
“I am delighted to have signed a new deal. If it wasn’t for this club I wouldn’t be in football anymore,” he told the club’s official website.
“Thanks to the gaffer John Coleman, Jimmy Bell and owner Andy Holt. This is the most settled I have been and it’s where I play my best football. To get this deal sorted means the world to me.
“I would also like to thank all the staff and fans for being here for me in my two spells at the club.”
Stanley manager John Coleman is happy to have Kee on board, and thinks there is nowhere else better for the 26-year-old.
“It’s good to get someone of Billy’s stature on board long term. Too many times players who have done well for us have seen their contracts out knowing they will be coveted by other teams in the league,” he said.
“I think we are the best club for Billy at this stage of his career and his life and we do handle him the best. I certainly think we have got the best out of him and it’s a case of probably needing each other. This new deal works for everyone.”