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NEW CONTRACT: Tommy signs an improved two-year deal

Midfielder Tommy Leigh signs an improved two-year contract with the Reds

4 July 2022

Accrington Stanley midfielder Tommy Leigh has today signed an improved two-year contract with the club.

Leigh, who joined the Reds in July 2021, has made a total of 28 first team appearances and scored eight goals last season; six of those coming in Sky Bet League One.

As well as grabbing the winner in home victories over both Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic, the 22-year-old also netted a brace in April's 4-4 draw with Cheltenham Town.

Leigh's improved contract will keep him at the Wham Stadium until the summer of 2024.

John Coleman said: "I'm delighted for Tommy, he's grabbed his chance and the world is his oyster.

"He's now an established player in League One which is good considering where he's come from and how little time he's had, probably half a season, where he feels as though he's a first team player.

"Tommy has got to keep working hard, he knows he's got to improve defensively and we'll be working on that to try and get him to be the complete player at this level."

Leigh added: "It was mad and I never would've thought that I'd be sniffing around the first team, playing week in week out at the end of the season.

"Our aim is to get to the Play-Offs and hopefully go up, but we have to see what happens."

Tommy's interview video will be uploaded to the club's official YouTube channel later this week, CLICK HERE to find out more!

The extension is subject to EFL and FA ratification.

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