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Procter, Winnard and Joyce sign new Accrington deals

Andy Procter
Procter has spent his whole career with Stanley

Accrington trio Andy Procter, Dean Winnard and Luke Joyce have all agreed new two-year contracts with the club.

All three - including skipper Procter - were out of contract following Stanley's play-off defeat to Stevenage.

Stanley boss John Coleman told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It's a big relief with Andy agreeing a new deal.

"As soon as Paul Mullin left he became 'Mr Accrington' and his performance last season showed he carried that mantle really well."

Coleman added: "He represents everything that's good about the spirit of the football club. If one player could epitomise what we've tried to achieve here I certainly think it would be Andy Procter.

"You get to a point, and I got to that point around three years ago with Andy, where you've got unconditional trust with a player and you know they're going to be honest with you at all times. You know, more importantly, that you can trust them on the pitch to leave nothing in the tank.

"Andy leads by example and if everyone took a leaf out of his book, the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, they'd go a long way in the game."

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