Accrington Stanley striker George Bowerman signed a new one-year contract with the League Two club this afternoon.
The 22-year-old, who moved to Stanley in October following his release by League One side Walsall, scored three goals from 15 appearances last season and is the latest player to have agreed fresh terms at the Lancashire outfit this summer.
Defender Dean Winnard, midfielders Will Hatfield and Josh Windass – son of former Hull City striker Dean – and forward James Gray are the others to pen new deals with James Beattie’s team, and the manager expressed his delight about Bowerman becoming the fifth man to commit his future to Accrington.
“I don’t think there’s a better finisher at the club and I’m delighted to have his services for the next 12 months,” ex-England international Beattie told the club’s official website.
Bowerman added: “I came in last season and I’d done no pre-season because I’d been out of the game but getting signed up again has given me something to look forward to and it gives me a head start now.
“I know the lads now as well so it isn’t a new environment for me. I just can’t wait to get started now and hopefully I can repay the faith that the gaffer has shown in me.”
Accrington finished the old campaign with just two defeats from their final 10 matches, and begin the new League Two term on August 9 at home to Southend United, who were beaten in the fourth tier play-off semi-finals by Burton Albion.