ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman has added three more pieces to his championship jigsaw after a triple transfer swoop over the weekend.

Experienced midfielder Jay Flannery has joined on a free transfer from Lancaster City while Mark Brennan and Steve Carragher have signed from Ashton United and Runcorn respectively.

That takes Coleman's summer signings up to five following the earlier captures of Mark Shirley and Jimmy Bell.

But the Reds boss has been quick to stress the arrival of the new men will not affect the chances of the existing squad to prove themselves in time for next season.

"We are always looking for quality players because we want to build," said Coleman.

"But the lads who are already here will get their chance to show what they can do and I hope they take it."

The arrival of Flannery is a major transfer coup and Coleman has already confirmed his appointment as captain next season.

After spells at Southport and Bamber Bridge, he has spent the last six seasons at Lancaster City but the Reds boss managed to prise him away after his contract ran out.

"Jay's had six good years at Lancaster and I know what his value is as a player because Jimmy Bell and I have played alongside him," said Coleman.

"He and Mark Brennan have both had great careers and they know what it's like to be part of a championship winning side in this Division."

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