Kee deal done

Accrington Observer - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

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.”

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