Danny Coid is hoping he can finally put his injury nightmare behind him and play a big part in Stanley’s push up League Two.
The 29-year-old has played just three games this season after a hamstring strain and a couple of knocks have kept him on the sidelines.
But he came on for the final 30 minutes against Oxford on Saturday and played a part in the vital equaliser in the draw.
Now the former Blackpool man just wants to get a run of games under his belt for the Crown Ground side.
"I played two games early on although I wasn’t fully fit," said Coid who signed a one-year deal in the summer.
"I was struggling with my hamstring at the time but the gaffer felt I could still do a job and I was running around and lasting about 60 or 70 minutes. After that I was starting to tighten up.
"I had a week’s rest and I wasn’t involved for a couple of games and I think that gave me the rest I needed.
"It was more a precaution than anything as, if I keep coming back early, the chances are it might go again and I will miss another few weeks which we cannot afford to, especially with such a small squad.
"But my hamstrings feel fine now."
He continued: "Apart from the injuries, I have settled in and am enjoying it here.
"I have played in this league before but I think the standard is a lot higher nowadays.
"It’s quicker and it’s certainly not hoof ball as a lot of people might think.
"A lot of the teams try and get the ball down and play, like us, and it is a high standard."
Coid, who has been played more of an attacking midfield role at Stanley so far rather than being on the defensive duties he is more used to, was disappointed not to help Accrington to a win at Oxford as they found United keeper Ryan Clarke in inspired form.
"When I came on, it was 1-0 and I thought we were having the best of the play. I thought I was going on in midfield at first but then, just before I went on, the gaffer had a word with me to tell me I was going to right back," he recalled. "I haven’t really played there since I’ve been at the club.
"I wasn’t nervous or anything, it was just a case of keeping up with the play straight away because it was end to end stuff."
But he played the ball forward to Padraig Amond who teed up Peter Murphy and he fired home the deserved equaliser.
"I was trying to play it into feet because Podge (Amond) was trying to run in behind and it was a bit of a mix up, but sometimes bad passes lead to goals.
"I think Peter’s been so unlucky with chances.
"He seems to always get a chance and unfortunately the keeper has always seemed to make a great save or the ball hit the post.
"He’s like that in training as well, but he’s a good finisher generally, puts the effort in, gets up and down and gets himself into the box.
"But we deserved at least an equaliser and it was certainly a good performance. Oxford are a great team and they’ve got an impressive stadium.
"I think we played really well, passed the ball about and seemed to do all the right things. Before I came on I thought the back four were outstanding.
"The midfield and attack looked lively as well, but I thought in general that the back four were class and hopefully that can continue.
"We had to deal with late pressure, you know you are going to get that, particularly away from home, because the home team are going to throw everything at you.
"We’re like that at home as well at times and you’ve just got to cope with it and defend it well."
Stanley boss John Coleman admitted: "If Danny can stay injury-free he is probably too good for our league."
Meanwhile Coleman also praised Dean Winnard after the Oxford show.
"Dean has done magnificent to play," said the Reds boss. "He went over on his ankle during the week in training but was desperate to play, he hates missing games and he has a heart the size as Liverpool. It hurts him when he can’t be 100 per cent so he has done well.
"He is such a great character and has a magnificent attitude and I didn’t want to pull him off but he agreed it was the right decision to make."