Accrington Stanley is on the lookout for an ‘army of sweepers’ to help tidy the stadium ahead of the new season.

A rallying cry has been issued to Reds’ supporters to pick up their sweeping brushes, paint brushes, litterpickers and anything else for the club’s Ground Force Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21.

It aims to get Stanley’s Store First Stadium, on Livingstone Road, in ‘tip-top condition’ ready for the start of the new 2015/16 season.

Volunteers are needed at the club between 9am and 6pm on both days and everyone is welcome.

A spokesperson said: “Whether you can spare an hour or two, or a full day, just turn up with your brush to do your bit for “the club that wouldn’t die”.

“There are lots of jobs that need doing, but many hands make light work and there will be free food plus tea and coffee laid on for volunteers.”

The Ground Force Weekend is being organised by the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club which is particularly keen to hear from volunteers with specific trade skills.

For more details contact Nick Westwell by email at