Liam Wakefield has extended his contract at Accrington Stanley until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old becomes the third Stanley player, after Brad Halliday and Joe Wright, to sign extensions to their initial contracts.

Defender Wakefield came to the Reds following his release from Doncaster Rovers and has started seven games for Stanley but an injury allowed Brad Halliday to slot into the right back slot.

Now he has had to be patient on the bench but is happy to wait for another chance.

“I have loved it so far,” said Wakefield. “There is a great set of lads here and they have made me feel welcome and a part of the team.

“I featured in the first 10 games of the season, I was in and out, but then I picked up an injury and was out for a week.

“Since then I have been on the bench and just have to wait. It is hard watching but the team have been playing really well. You want them to win but you do want to be a part of it as well and hopefully I can play my part in the second half of the season.

“It is hard being a defender on the bench as generally you are brought on for the last few minutes if we go five at the back but I have just got to be patient and, when I get my chance, take it.”

Wakefield admits, even when not starting, the Wham Stadium is a lively place to be.

“There are a lot of characters which makes for a good changing room and everyone gets on with each other. You might have a go in training then, at night, a joke text round is sent around and everyone is laughing. It’s the way it is.”