Stanley defender Nicky Hunt believes the Reds are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Striker Kayode Odejayi had already been brought in to help cover Accy’s injury crisis before adding Lee Naylor on a short-term deal last Friday.
The former Wolves and Celtic left-back, 33, was still a free agent after leaving Cardiff at the end of the 2011/12 season and spent last week training with Stanley. But the Reds’ problems eased last Saturday with Hunt returning after four weeks out with a knee injury – and others are set to follow.
Michael Liddle (ankle), Laurence Wilson (groin) and Danny Webber (hamstring) are all poised to return.
“We have got a really good squad, I’ve said it since the start of the season and it’s getting better and better,” said the experienced right-back. “With Nayls added at left-back, he gives us another dimension, he’s got a sweet left foot. He’s not played for a long time so how he got through nearly 90 minutes I’ll never know. He’s a fit lad.
“We had Kayode coming in and we’ve got Danny Webber, Lawrie Wilson and Michael Liddle to come back in the frame. So you look at the squad on paper and it’s a very strong squad.”
It’s no coincidence that Stanley’s losing streak began the day they suffered their first injury blow, with Hunt being stretchered off during the 3-0 defeat at Bury on August 17.
And Hunt is confident results will turn once Beattie has a fully-fit squad to choose from again.
“The league table doesn’t lie,” he said. “But we’re not focused on the league position, we’re focused on us winning games.
“When we start winning games, that’s when we’ll rifle up the league.
“The mood is still positive in the changing room.
“From what we’ve shown in past weeks and on Saturday, I’m sure we all think – the chairman as well – that it’s only a matter of time before results start going our way.”