Brad Halliday is hoping to help Stanley’s charge for League One after extending his loan spell at the Wham Stadium.

The defender came to the Reds from Middlesbrough in October, his first game being the 4-3 loss to AFC Wimbledon.

However, Stanley have notched up an unbeaten three games since then to occupy fifth place in League Two and make the second round of the FA Cup  and Halliday will now stay until at least January 2nd.

“I have really enjoyed it,” said the 20-year-old. “Even though we lost to Wimbledon I could see that I had come to a good team and a good set up and since that game we have been flying.

“I want to continue playing and I would love to be part of Accrington’s push for promotion. I will do my best until January and then see if there is the possibility of staying until the end of the season.”

Right back Halliday has spent time on loan at York last season and Hartlepool this season – two teams the Reds come up  against in the next few games after already seeing off York in the FA Cup.

“I am looking forward to both of them,” said Halliday. “I had good times at York, it was my first loan club and I won the Young Player of the Year award there and the fans were great with me.

“When we scored against York in the FA Cup, I didn’t know whether to celebrate!

“Then I was at Hartlepool before I came here and it’s obviously just down the road from where I am from.”