Stanley legend Paul Mullin says it is an ‘unsettling period’ for the club but knows the Reds will come out of it.
With losing their manager John Coleman, assistant manager Jimmy Bell and captain Andy Procter all in a week Mullin understands how the fans must feel. But the club has always somehow triumphed in adversity and he is backing Leam Richardson and co to do it again.
"I know it will be unsettling especially for the fans losing their captain and then the management duo in a matter of days but the club has to regroup, the lads that are left will get together and the club is still in a fantastic position, not looking over its shoulders," said Stanley’s record appearance holder.
"Leam will make a fine manager, he has great experience, he will have the respect of the players and it’s a great opportunity for him and it gives him a chance to stake his claim for the job full-time.
"Coley and Jimmy’s departure is a shame for everyone at the club but they had done such a great job, that it was inevitable that at some time they would go.
"Everyone connected with Accrington wanted them to stay forever but they have been loyal over the years and the club have handled the situation well in giving them a chance in a higher league.
"It’s a new era for the club – and I am sure it will be a successful one."