Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury believes teenage striker Jayden Stockley can return ‘a different player’ from his loan spell with Stanley.
The 18-year-old, who has been restricted to eight substitute appearances for Cherries this season, joined the Reds last Friday.
And just hours after arriving in east Lancashire, he came off the bench in the 61st minute to play his part in their 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers at the Crown Ground.
While Bradbury admitted Stockley’s move came ‘out of the blue’, he also said that Stanley old boy Michael Symes had put in a good word with Reds boss John Coleman.
Bradbury said: "Jayden wasn’t getting a lot of football here. There have been no reserve games recently and he could have played once in a month.
"I wanted him to get as high a standard as possible and it was fantastic to get him to a league club.
"He is going to be involved and it is important to get some minutes under his belt.
"He came into the team here and scored a couple of great goals against Hereford in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
"But he hadn’t really had a look-in since then and I had to do right by the lad.
"I had been trying to get him a club and Accrington gave me a call out of the blue. I think Symesey had something to do with it!
"It is growing-up time for Jayden. He is still only 18 but people look at him and think he is a man because of his size. I think it will do him the world of good.
"He might get a bit roughed up in League Two but I am sure he will come back a different player."