ANTHONY Barry has rejoined the Reds on loan until January.
John Coleman brought the midfielder back to the club with a view to a loan move from Conference side Forest Green.
The 28-year-old, who was a regular during Stanley’s Conference-winning season of 2005/06 before leaving halfway through the campaign, was given a run-out in Tuesday night’s Lancashire Senior Cup defeat at home to Manchester United .
And the Reds confirmed on Wednesday that a loan deal had been agreed.
“I’ve known him for years so I know what he can bring to the squad,” said the Reds’ boss Coleman.
“He’s a good passer, he’s aggressive and he’s hard working. He’s played for me before so I know what he can do and he’s played here so he knows how we play.
“We’ve only got two recognised centre-midfielders in Andy Procter and Luke Joyce so we needed to strengthen in that area.”
Barry joined Stanley after being released by Coventry in the summer of 2005 and did enough to earn a move back into the Football League with Yeovil in January 2006.
He later joined Chester before helping Fleetwood win promotion to League Two. He played 36 games for Forest Green last term.