Stanley’s new signing Danny Coid is hoping to play a major part this season after a recent struggle with injuries.
The former Blackpool player, who was the Reds’ first summer signing on a one-year deal, is hoping to resurrect his career at Stanley and can’t wait for the season to get under way.
"I’ve not played many games over the last couple of years," said the 29-year-old.
"I just want to get my career back on track and stay injury free.
"I want to play every game really, hopefully at least over 30.
"I want to play at least 10 really good matches, Man of the Match performances."
Coid scored his first goal for the club in the 1-0 victory against Cammell Laird on Tuesday and is happy with pre-season preparations.
"I think the way we’ve been playing in pre-season we’ve showed some great stuff, some great movement. The way the gaffer has got us playing with the formation, it suits us."
Coid, though, knows the squad needs strengthening before the season gets underway if they are to challenge for the play-offs and continue John Coleman’s record of improving their position every season he has been in charge since 1999.
"I think everyone can see we still need a couple more players in.
"I still think we need another striker, not just to give us competition but something different. Someone who runs in behind, just something different."
Coid has been brought in as an experienced versatile player who can play in either full-back position or in midfield.
Coleman played Coid in midfield on Tuesday, a role that surprised him but something he enjoyed.
"I feel more comfortable at either left-back or right-back as I’ve played as many games in each position.
"I think the role in midfield was a one-off.
"I was surprised when John told me where I was playing, although I used to play on the wing years ago under Steve McMahon.
"As a defender if you get put in positions like that, for some reason it makes you want to run about.
"It’s pretty exciting really, you want to get a goal. You run that extra yard to try and get that and luckily I did."
The season ahead looks to be a positive one for Coid, who is confident he has made the right move to Stanley despite offers from elsewhere.
"I settled in on the first day I came in, I knew a couple of the lads before I came here and everybody else made me feel welcome.
"I’m looking to chip in with assists and goals, have a good season and see where it takes me."