Hakeem Odoffin has extended his Hamilton Accies contract to the summer of 2022 after the former Wolves trainee’s stellar season.

The versatile defender has played numerous positions for Brian Rice this term, perhaps most effectively in central defensive midfield. Odoffin started out as a centre-back in Tottenham Hotspur’s youth academy before a switch to Barnet had him moving up the ladder again to Wolves.

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Was a Wolves propsect. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Things didn’t quite work at Molineux for Odoffin, who has since played for Northampton Town and Livingston, joining Accies from Livi in the summer. He has found a home with Rice’s side and the Hamilton boss is thrilled to keep him.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted that Hakeem has committed his future to Hamilton. This season he has been fantastic for us. He treats every training session like a match and he is the type of player who would run through brick walls for the club.

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“He deserves the praise he has been getting and I would like thank the board for securing the future of a key asset for us.”

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Delighted to keep him. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Odoffin added: “When I heard we were going to renew my contract I was buzzing. Since I joined the club I have felt welcome and to be playing every week I feel the coaching staff trust and believe in me.

“Now the focus has to be getting points on the board. We have big games coming up and we want to keep up our good performances and get as many points as possible from remaining games of the season.”

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