Beattie joins Accrington as player-coach

James Beattie
James Beattie had been a free agent since leaving Sheffield United in the summer. Credit: accringtonstanley.co.uk

Accrington Stanley have confirmed the signing of former Southampton, Everton and Sheffield United striker James Beattie as player-coach, according to the club's official website.

The 34-year-old, who won five England caps, has agreed an initial deal until January, having joined as a free agent after leaving Sheffield United in May.

James Beattie
Beattie returns to Lancashire, where he came through the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers. Credit: PA

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