Piero Mingoia has signed a one-year contract extension at Accrington Stanley and will now remain with the club until summer 2015.

The 22-year-old moved to Stanley on a permanent basis this summer following a loan spell at the Store First Stadium last season when he was with Watford.

He scored the only goal of the game at the Riverside against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup last August, which gave boss James Beattie his first ever managerial win.

"I'm really pleased to have agreed this extension," he said.

"When I didn't have a club in the summer Accrington gave me the chance to play football again and I'm really grateful for that opportunity.

"This is a great club with a great manager, staff, squad and set of fans and I'm looking forward to playing here for another year."

Beattie admits it was a no-brainer to get Mingoia to extend his stay with Accrington.

He added: " We're delighted to have agreed this extension with Piero. He's worked tremendously hard over the past few months and has worked himself into a position where he's a valuable member of our squad.

"His work ethic and dedication to doing his job is refreshing to see and second to none and is something that we felt needed to be rewarded with this new contract."