ACCRINGTON Stanley left-back Joe Maguire believes he will be a different player than the one he was at Fleetwood Town when he last played in League One.

Maguire came through the ranks at Liverpool, but joined the Cod Army in 2017 after a loan spell at Leyton Orient.

The left-back initially cam to Stanley as a trialist and was offered a one-year deal after impressing John Coleman in the win over Marseille in the first friendly of pre-season.

Fleetwood later loaned Maguire out to Crawley Town, where he made 27 appearances in League Two.

"The loan was important for me, I needed games. At Fleetwood I made my own mistakes, I came from Liverpool and I had a lot of things to learn from the Football League and the last few years I’ve had that," said Maguire.

"I’ve been able to reflect and now I’ve got the chance again in League One, I’ve got so much more experience and knowledge. This season you’ll probably see a different type of player.

"I’ve heard and I’ve watched a few clips of last season, they haven’t had many players who can play that position. Hopefully, I can come in and be that man to take the position."

Coming in as a trialist is something the 23-year-old had never experienced before and to do it when playing against the likes of Dimitri Payet was something to motivate the former-Liverpool man.

"It’s been fun and different, it’s the first time I’ve been through it. It keeps you on your toes and keeps you motivated to do the right things.

"Marseille was my first game; it was a good game to come in to against a tough team. You don’t need much more motivation that being able to play against players like Payet.

"More importantly, I wanted to integrate with the squad, so I had to get right in the mix. They welcomed me straight away and I feel at home."