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Erico signs contract extension

23 July 2019

Accrington Stanley midfielder Erico De Sousa has today signed a contract extension to remain at the club until at least 2020.

The 24-year-old's new and improved contract ensures that the club will have the option of keeping De Sousa for another year come the end of the 2019/20 season.

De Sousa made five appearances for Stanley during the last campaign, with four of those coming in Sky Bet League One games.

The former Portugal Under-19 international has played a total of 15 times for the club, and contributed with three goals and one assists during the 2017/18 EFL Trophy.

De Sousa said: "I'm happy to sign a new deal, obviously, I didn't get much gametime last season but I'm glad that the manager still has faith in me.

"Gametime is right now the most important thing for me and it's the thing that I'm focusing on and just certain little things.

"I've been playing out wide but if it was to come across I would play in the centre of the midfield.

"Right now we're still trying to get to know the other lads that have come in, but I think we're trying to push towards the Play-Offs and I personally believe that we can get there."

Manager John Coleman said: "He's done well this year, he went out on loan to Barrow and come back a lot stronger.

"He's one of them players that lights up the pitch when he gets on the ball and his confidence gets going, he's a very dangerous player when he's got the ball at his feet.

"Hopefully this will be a big year for him and he kicks on."


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