Billy Kee has signed an extension to his contract – the longest deal in Accrington Stanley’s recent history.

Striker Kee’s contract was due to run out in summer 2018 but he has signed a new deal which will keep him at the Wham Stadium until 2021.

Kee has got eight goals this season and 49 in his Stanley career – he first came to the Reds on loan from Leicester when he was 18 before he returned in 2015.

Kee said: “I am delighted to have signed a new deal. If it wasn’t for this club I wouldn’t be in football anymore. 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.”

Manager John Coleman said: “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.

“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.”