ACCRINGTON Stanley's Sam Finley has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until at least 2021.

The midfielder was signed from AFC Fylde in the summer of 2018 and has impressed after making 34 appearances for the Reds.

Finley's new deal is an improved two-year contract with the option of an extra year.

He told the club website: "I'm delighted," said Finley. "It's been great since day one. Since I've come in all the lads have been quality, the gaffer, Jimmy (Bell) and John (Doolan) too, and the fans have been great.

"The gaffer took a gamble on me in the summer and I'd like to think it's paid off.

"I've loved it here so far, I've loved playing football here, and I'm excited for the future. I can't wait to see where we end up.

"It's a lengthy contract and that's down to the chairman. He likes that security and it's obviously great for me too.

"I took a gamble coming to the club. I think it's been well documented that I came here for a little bit less money than I was being offered elsewhere, so it was a bit of a gamble financially, but it's paid off in the end.

"I've had to prove myself on the pitch and hopefully we can continue to crack on and progress. I'm over the moon."