New Stanley signing Sadou Diallo is ready to express his talent on the first-team stage after joining on loan from Wolves.

Diallo’s move was rubber-stamped after Monday’s 5pm deadline and despite an anxious few days, the former Manchester City man can’t wait to get going.

A regular in the Wolves squad which won promotion to Premier League 2 last year, Diallo says he’s ready in his mind for the challenge of men’s football.

A shy person off the pitch, the midfielder is looking to come to the fore on the field and play a key role for John Coleman’s side.

“It’s good to be here,” the 20-year-old said.

“It came about at the last minute, to be honest.

“I was really happy to hear that Accrington, a League One club, wanted me.

“I was a bit concerned because a full day went and I had no news but it’s all worked out.”

Diallo made the switch to Wolves two years ago after six years at Manchester City.

And he hopes that experience of moving clubs can help him settle in to life in East Lancashire as quickly as possible.

“After last year I definitely feel ready, more than ready,” he added.

“I thought I was ready last year, but learning what I did then, that’s made me realise that I wasn’t, but now I am.

“I’m looking to learn from different coaches, different styles, and growing as a player and as a man.

“I feel I’m ready to step into the men’s game. I’m excited, but nervous to see how it goes.

“I’m quite introvert, quite a shy person, but moving to Wolves helped with that.

“When I’m out on the pitch, I just love to play.

“Off the pitch I’m quite quiet, but on the pitch, that’s when you see the best of me.”

Diallo became the fourth Stanley loan signing this week, with competition hotting up for a place not just in the starting XI, but also the matchday squad after a busy summer of transfer activity.

On how the move came about, he said: “The club and my agent worked on it so there was some help from both sides. They felt I was ready to step up to the next level so I’m excited to get started.

“This is my first loan and I’m excited to see how it goes.”