MIDFIELDER Luke Joyce is hoping to hit the highs with Stanley - as he did with loan club Barrow last season.
The 21-year-old played in the Bluebirds’ FA Cup run which saw them beat League Two champions Brentford and lose narrowly at Premier League side Middlesbrough last Christmas
"I was on loan at Barrow for a month when they went on the FA Cup run and I timed it just right," said Bolton-born Joyce, who was released from Carlisle at the end of the season and signed a one-year deal with the Reds yesterday.
"That was a great experience, playing at Middlesbrough, and I hope there are more to come.
"I was also on loan at Northwich at the back end of last season and we had a good winning run. They offered me a deal but I wanted to stay in the league and was chuffed when Accrington came in for me."
Joyce, who was with Stanley’s Phil Edwards at Wigan, has experience of playing in League One but admits his time at Carlisle has been mixed.
"There have been four managers while I have been there and lots of changes and it is all about opinions and sometimes your face doesn’t fit.
"I played 29 League One games in my three years there and enjoyed them but it was time to move on."
He did have interest from Darlington but is now just raring to go for the Reds.
"My aim this season is to get around 30 or 40 games under the belt although I know there will be competition for places and I will have to try and work my way in.
"I am a fully committed player who will work my socks off every game and try and get some goals.
"I will never be top of the goalscoring list but I hope to chip in with a couple.
"I am looking forward to Monday’s training but not being the new boy in the class. I am sure I will get to know all the lads quickly though!"