BOBBY Grant celebrated his third Reds debut with a rocket of a goal which helped to send Stanley to their second league win of 2020.

The 29-year-old winger came through the ranks with the Reds, scoring 15 goals from 2006-10 and returned on loan in 2012 where he scored three goals – his last on 14th April 2012 at Cheltenham.

A number of clubs followed including Rochdale, Fleetwood and Blackpool as well as a loan season at last night’s opponents Shrewsbury.

He had dropped into non-league with Wrexham after a fall-out with Fleetwood boss Joey Barton but Coleman snapped him up on loan to boost his forward line in January – and he repaid the manager’s faith in him.

Just 13 minutes had gone when Jordan Clark found Grant 18 yards out and he rolled back the years and unleashed a fierce shot which gave Shrews keeper Joe Murphy no chance.

Stanley were under pressure after the break but Clark – another former Shrews player – fired home an important second on 70 minutes to make sure Coleman’s side secured the three points and a second successive win.

Grant’s goal was the highlight of a difficult first half, the wind making it tricky for both sides.

Stanley looked comfortable without seriously threatening Murphy with Wolves frontman Benny Ashley-Seal also making his debut. The 21-year-old battled hard up front against a strong Shrews defence, which included former Reds centre half Omar Beckles.

The Shrews were struggling to conjure up a chance and their first real opportunity didn’t come until just before half-time when Scott Golbourne’s ball in found the head of Jason Cummings but his header looped over Joe Bursik’s goal.

Manager Sam Ricketts brought on Sam Hart after the break and Shrewsbury did then look threatening.

Cummings, the two-goal hero in the FA Cup against Liverpool in their Third Round draw, almost got himself on the scoresheet again, charging forwards but his strike was deflected narrowly wide in the 55th minute.

The Shrews were on top, Dave Edwards heading narrowly wide and Coleman made a change on 64 minutes, Ozzy Zanzala coming on for Ashley-Seal.

It proved important as Zanzala was fouled for a free kick 20 yards out. Joe Maguire placed it on the head of Ross Sykes, that was scrambled clear but only as far as Clark who made it two in two games.

The Shrews still pressed, sub Daniel Udoh heading narrowly off-target while Dion Charles was unlucky not to add a third for the Reds.

When the two clashed at the Wham Stadium in August, Shrewsbury came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 but thankfully there was no danger of it this time.

The win saw the Reds leapfrog their opponents, Stanley up to 16th place, 13 points clear of the relegation places.