ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman is relishing the start of the new League One season.

Coleman’s side will travel to newly-promoted Lincoln City on Saturday as a season full of twists and turns awaits the Reds.

There have been plenty of changes at the Wham Stadium over the summer with the Reds boss shaping his squad in double quick time over the last couple of weeks.

Coleman has added seven new faces having seen loan players such as Dan Barlaser and Luke Armstrong return to their parent clubs at the end of last season.

The club are also without the services of frontman Billy Kee who has not been with the Reds during pre-season training due to personal reasons.

With plenty of fresh faces to pick from does the Reds boss know what his starting line up will be at Sincil Bank this weekend?

“There’s still a bit to go yet,” said Coleman. 

“There’s six days and a lot can happen in six days.

“We’ve got a good squad. We’ve shown that in our last few matches with us having so many in a short space of time.

“It’s demanding on the players, but they need the minutes to prepare for the season.”

Stanley have worked hard in the transfer market to sign players on a permanent basis, so Coleman is able to build a team for the future.

Colby Bishop has scored two in his last two games after moving from non-league Leamington, leaving a teaching career behind, and could be one to watch.

Lisbon-born Wilson Carvalho has also jumped up from non-league with former Brighton defender Ben Barclay, ex-Leicester midfielder  Lamine Kaba Sherif and left backs Joe Maguire and Zaine Francis-Angol all arriving in the space of a few days.

The summer recruitment had begun with the arrival of Bolton’s former Tottenham midfielder Joe Pritchard.

Coleman is still looking for potential deals to happen in the remaining days of the transfer window and isn’t ruling out loans.

“Hopefully we can do some business. I still think we need a couple of players in,” the Reds boss said. 

“We’ll have a look at whatever becomes available.

“If we have to take a loan, then we will do but I’d sooner have my own players.

“We haven’t got any loans at the moment which is good.”

Much has changed at Stanley this pre-season and they now have a permanent training ground that they can call their own at the King George V playing fields in Baxenden.

The pitch at the Wham Stadium has been completely relayed with a surface that Coleman hopes will help his side.

A new pitch is something Stanley have wanted for a long time having adapted their style of play on the old surface.

Coleman thinks his new players will need some time to settle in to the new passing style of play but is confident things will come good.

“I think they’ve settled in because of the way we train, but they’ve still got a little way to go to learn the way we play,” he said.

“We’ve got a style of play that when it works, it’s very good.

“It’s easy on the eye because we like to pass it around and play football.”