Stanley defender Jay Rich-Baghuelou has signed a new two-year deal at the Wham Stadium, the club has confirmed.

Rich-Baghuelou joined the Reds from Crystal Palace in January 2022 and has gone on to make 21 appearances so far in East Lancashire, scoring twice.

The 23-year-old also featured at the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup last year as Australia reached the semi-final stage.

His new contract will run until the summer of 2025 as the club aims to bounce back from last season’s relegation from League One.

Rich-Baghuelou only played two games last season before suffering an ACL injury but returned to competitive action against Newport on the opening day.

The defender told the club website: "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."

Manager John Coleman added: "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."

The Reds currently sit 15th in the League Two table following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat against Mansfield after goals from Davis Keillor-Dunn, George Maris and Aaron Lewis.

Coleman’s men are back in action at the Wham Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they host Sutton United (3pm).