DANNY Williams says his first impressions of Accrington Stanley have been extremely positive after agreeing a permanent deal at the club.

The winger has joined the Reds on a short-term contract, after leaving Scottish Premiership side Dundee in November.

Former Clitheroe man Williams has been training with John Coleman's squad for the past week and is delighted to have achieved his aim of playing in the Football League.

The 29-year-old has previously had spells with FC United of Manchester, Kendal Town and Chester before moving north of the border for spells with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee

“The boys are doing well this season and from the couple of training sessions that I’ve been involved in I can see that the standard here is high,” said Williams, who will wear the number 12 shirt. “

It’s up to me to try and force my way into the manager’s thinking and then show everybody what I can do.

“This is a really ideal move for me.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the English Football League, to get a move to a club so close to home and pushing so high up the table is brilliant, who wouldn’t want to get involved with a team like that?”

Left winger Williams, who is from, Wigan, made 108 appearances at Inverness and was part of the celebrated side that lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time in 2014/15, coming off the bench during a 2-1 win over Falkirk, at Hampden Park.

And while his time in Scotland is one he reflects positively on, he's looking to put a frustrating spell at Dundee behind him having secured a move to Stanley.

Stanley's latest addition added: “I’ve been playing up in Scotland for the last five years, I enjoyed my time up there, but I felt like it was time for a change and time to come a bit closer to home.

“I played a lot of non-league football up until the age of 24, then I made the move to Inverness and had a pretty successful time with them, winning the Scottish Cup, reaching the League Cup final and playing in Europe.

“Then I made the move to Dundee and things didn’t quite work out for me, but I’m just delighted to be here to help to get the boys promoted.”