Stanley's latest loan signing Rob Atkinson admitted he didn’t know many of his team-mates’ names – but still managed to help the Reds to a 1-0 win over Aldershot on Saturday.

The 25-year-old centre-half only signed last Friday from League Two rivals Fleetwood but went straight into the backline to replace the suspended Toto Nsiala.

"I spent last Friday getting to know those who would be in defence with me so I could shout instructions and so on," said Atkinson, pictured, who is at the Crown Ground for a month.

"I think Peter Murphy and I did well together and hopefully the partnership will develop.

"It was a no-brainer for me to come here. I want to play some games and I know about Accrington from playing against them when I was at Grimsby.

"I also know Ian Dunbavin as I was a youngster at Scarborough when he was there and we have come up against each other at various stages in our careers.

"Fleetwood have a big squad and I am on good terms with manager Micky Mellon and all the coaching staff there, it’s just that I want to be playing.

"I had a slight injury at the start of the season which set me back and it’s a perfect opportunity for me to come here.

"It’s obviously nice to come and win your first game and keep a clean sheet as well.

"I just will take it game by game and now the full focus is on getting a result at a tough AFC Wimbledon side and building on the Aldershot win."

Defender Atkinson also hasn’t ruled out making an impression at the other end. He said: "I have got a few goals from set-pieces so I wouldn’t mind getting a couple for Accrington and helping the team."

And he is pleased to have come across a couple of fellow Yorkshiremen in the Reds’ squad. He is from Sheffield but currently lives in Fleetwood.

"There are a few scousers here but there are a number of lads from Yorkshire which is always nice to see!

"I obviously haven’t had a lot of training with the Accrington lads yet but I like what I see and hopefully it will get better from now on."