NEW Stanley keeper Kenny Arthur admits he is loving life in League Two so far.
The 28-year-old has no preconceptions as he has never played in the English Football League and is unaware of Stanley's record last year against any sides.
So the fact the Reds lost twice to Darlington last season, who they face tomorrow in their first League Two home clash at the Fraser Eagle Stadium, means absolutely nothing to shot-stopper.
"It doesn't have any effect on me," said the former Partick Thistle goalie, who pulled off a stunning save in the 1-0 win against Wycombe in the season opener last Saturday and did well in the 1-0 loss to Leicester in the Carling Cup on Tuesday.
"I am starting with a clean slate and I don't know anything about the statistics and results from last season.
"I just really look forward to every game of football and I am really enthusiastic, as everyone can probably tell, and the games can't come quickly enough for me.
"I have been impressed with the standard of League Two and I am finding it really exciting.
"For me, it is new players, new stadiums and the tempo of football is different to the Scottish League.
"Having played for ten years in the same league and visiting the same stadiums four times a season, this is totally refreshing."
Scotsman Arthur earned a place in the League Two team of the week after his escapades at Wycombe which put three immediate points on the board for the Reds.
His reflex save early on helped Stanley to their first clean sheet of the season - something they saw too little of in the last campaign.
"My job is to keep the ball out of the back of the net but we had been working on fast feet in training, to get across the goal quickly, and I just got to it.
"To be honest, it wasn't about me. It is all about being a collective unit.
"It is pleasing to make a good save but it is all about the team doing well and obviously we were delighted with the result on Saturday and delighted with a clean sheet.
"Whether it is in the first game or the 21st it is important. As a goalkeeper, that is what you set your stall out to achieve.
"Against Leicester, we were disappointed with the result as we deserved better. They scored a horrible scrappy goal that turned the game. No doubt this season, it will happen in our favour so you have just got to keep your head up.
"In the two games, we have given a decent account of ourselves but it important to make sure we keep doing it.
"We are gelling with the new signings and we have got to keep going now and focus on tomorrow, keep improving and hopefully get a positive result."
Arthur is fast becoming a fans favourite - even winning the praise of the Leicester supporters on their web-site - but he just wants to do his best for the club.
"To be honest, once you start playing you don't hear things said by the crowd. I just fully concentrate on what I am doing.
"But the fans have been good - in the pre-season games against Burnley and Manchester City and Leicester as well - so hopefully they will keep coming."
Midfielder Paul Carden is expected to miss tomorrow's game against the promotion-chasing Quakers with a calf problem while left back Graham Branch battles to overcome an injury which kept him out of Tuesday night's clash.
Coleman ran the rule over ex-Northampton defender Fred Murray in Wednesday's reserve outing at Knaresborough.
The 25-year-old was released from the Cobblers in the summer and had been on trial at Leyton Orient. The Irishman started his career at Blackburn Rovers.
ACCRINGTON Stanley are at home to Oldham Athletic in the first round of the Johnstone Paint's Trophy, on Tuesday 4 September.
THE winners of the Stanley scorer competition were: Daniel Clark and Chic Kelly.