Padraig Amond makes return to Accrington Stanley

Padraig Amond

Striker Padraig Amond has signed a one-year deal with Accrington Stanley after a successful loan spell last season.

The 24-year-old Irishman has joined on a free transfer from Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira.

Amond told the club website: "I said at the end of last season that I wanted to come back. I enjoyed my time so much.

"I've obviously worked with (manager) Paul Cook a couple of times now. He's a really good manager and I like working with him and that's why I came back."

Amond's performances for Stanley last season earned him the supporters' player of the year award for 2011-12.

"Personally I don't think you saw the best of me last season," he added.

"I played a lot of the season on the wing and it was only probably the last 10 games or so when I played up front, which I think is my best position."

Accrington's first competitive game of the season saw them exit the Capital One Cup at the hands of Carlisle United on Saturday.