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NEW CONTRACT: Jay signs an improved two-year deal

Defender Jay Rich-Baghuelou signs an improved two-year contract with the Reds

12 September 2023

Accrington Stanley defender Jay Rich-Baghuelou has today signed an improved two-year contract with the club.

Rich-Baghuelou, who arrived in East Lancashire from Crystal Palace on Friday 14th January 2022, then made his Reds debut the following day as an 80th-minute substitute during a 1-1 home draw against Sunderland.

The 23-year-old has since played a further 20 times and scored two goals for John Coleman's side; with the Australian defender also representing his country at the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup, reaching the semi-finals.

Rich-Baghuelou's improved contract will keep him at the Wham Stadium until the summer of 2025.

John Coleman said: "We were delighted when we signed Jay initially, and it was a big blow when he got injured.

"We think he will be a valuable signing for the club going forward."

Jay added: "I'm over the moon, obviously I had the injury last season, but the club have shown faith in me and they've stuck by me through the whole process.

"I love Accrington; I've loved every moment being around the club, the players, the staff.

"It's a really close club, I feel at home and I enjoy it here. I enjoy playing for the club, playing for the fans."

The extension is subject to EFL and FA ratification.

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