Stanley striker George Bowerman has put pen to paper on a new 12 month contract with the club.

The 22-year-old joined in October last year after he was released by Walsall and scored important goals against Scunthorpe and Cheltenham in his first season.

He’s now signed up for 2014/15 and manager James Beattie is pleased with the news.

“George is a goalscorer,” said Beattie. “I think he missed out last year with not having a pre-season and his form was a bit indifferent but I know that there’s a very good player in there. I think by his own admission he was doing a lot of travelling last season but we’re sorting that out and if we can get George scoring goals on a regular basis that will be great.

“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.”

“I just appreciate the gaffer giving me the chance in the first place,” added Bowerman. “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’ll be on level terms with everyone else 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 and Stevo have shown in me.”