Stanley manager John Coleman is happy to have got his transfer activity underway after making four signings in the past week.
The Reds boss has brought in goalkeepers Elliot Parish and Aaron Chapman, while midfielder Bastien Hery and defender Omar Beckles have also joined.
The arrival of Parish and Chapman in particular means that Stanley will again have two goalkeepers fighting over the number one spot, and Coleman wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I’ve been saying all summer that I don’t want a number one and a number two,” he told the club’s official website.
“Elliot and Aaron are coming in at the same time and can fight for the place come the start of the season.
“Elliot has experience playing at a higher level and we think he’s a really good addition to our squad.
“I think Aaron’s a smashing signing too. When we had him on loan last time around I couldn’t believe how fortunate we were to have him to be honest.
“I don’t think any fan who saw him here will be anything other than delighted that he’s back. I know I’m an Accrington fan and I’m delighted.”
As for Beckles, the 24-year-old is highly rated after spending last season in the National League with Aldershot Town, where he was named their player of the season.
The defender has signed a one year deal with the option of another year with Stanley, and Beckles is excited by the opportunity.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of league football, it’s progression to play in the league above,” he said.
“The team achieved so much last season and I’m hoping to be part of another successful season here.
“There were other options on the table but I wanted to come here. It was the history of the club and speaking to the management team that sold it to me.”
Accrington assistant Jimmy Bell believes Stanley have unearthed a potential gem by signing Beckles, and is confident he will be able to hit the ground running.
“I’m sure that Omar will fit into our squad and take League Two in his stride.
"He’ll have experience round him with people like Mark Hughes and the lad is keen an eager to learn and progress,” said Bell.
“We’ve been really impressed by his attitude. He wants to succeed and if he succeeds then the club will succeed.”