STANLEY goalkeeper Rob Elliot is putting down some Lancashire roots as he bids to help the Reds gain a foot-hold in the Football League.
Elliot has re-joined Stanley on a season-long loan from Premiership outfit Charlton Athletic after helping John Coleman's side win promotion from the Conference.
And for the next 10 months the 20-year-old will be a full-time Accrington player after ending last season's arrangement when he split his week between the two clubs.
He said: "I'm going to be up here all the time. Last season was more of a settlement for both clubs, Accrington got a keeper and Charlton were still able to keep an eye on me.
"This season I have got to stay here and it's got to be done properly. Last year it was okay to get away with it but this year I've got to be here training every day with the lads. This time I will be a properly integrated part of the team."
Elliot will now train permanently under the watchful of eye of goalkeeping coach Andy Dibble and with Coleman and his defensive unit as he looks to add to the ten clean sheets he kept last season.
"It's good to start properly with the lads from the first day," added Elliot, who clocked on for the first day of pre-season at Stanley's Barnoldswick training base on Monday.
"I'm looking forward to a whole season with everyone this time because everyone gets on so well. It's just a good place to be."
Elliot's return was briefly put in doubt earlier this summer following a change of management at The Valley. But despite agreeing a new deal with Charlton, Elliot was given the all-clear to continue his footballing education with Stanley by new Addicks boss Iain Dowie.
"I didn't know what the manager would think but he's a good manager and he realises this is a good opportunity for me to play League football and at a club which I'm accustomed to," Elliot said.
"It's better for him to watch me play in League Two than it is in the reserves once every three weeks. It's better experience and it's good to be able to come back and finish off we started from last year.
"I'm really looking forward to it and it's a challenge for everyone. It's still a young team and everyone's got a lot to prove.
"A few have played League football, which will help us, but a few haven't, which is good as well. It gives everyone the determination to want to go and make it. I think we've got a good blend."