James Beattie to discuss Accrington Stanley future

Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson and James Beattie

James Beattie will hold talks about his future as he approaches the end of his short-term contract with Accrington.

The 34-year-old former England striker in November and has scored four times in 10 appearances for Stanley.

Beattie's three-month deal at the Crown Ground is due to expire on Wednesday.

"With his family, his personal life and his professional life, it can't just be decided on a whim," manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We need to talk about it properly, which we will do."

Beattie had been without a club since being released by Sheffield United at the end of the 2011-12 season and he admitted that he had even offering to turn out for teams on a "pay as you play" basis.

Since his arrival, Beattie has been assisting Richardson, who was

The Lancashire side are currently 18th in League Two.