ACCRINGTON Stanley's Bobby Grant marked his third debut at the club with a goal in the Reds' 2-0 win away at Shrewsbury Town in League One.

Grant opened the scoring with a stunning left-footed strike from the edge of the box in the first half before Jordan Clark made sure of the win in the second period.

The 29-year-old highlighted how he has always played his best football at Stanley under manager John Coleman.

"I’ve always played my best football here under the manager and Jimmy Bell. It’s the first time I’ve worked with John Doolan, but since I’ve come to the club, he’s been great," said Grant.

"I’m really looking forward to working with them and we’ve still got a lot of hard work to go, but we’ll be looking to prepare right, and we go into Saturday’s game full of confidence hoping to get another victory.

"We’re at home so we’ll have to take the game to teams. I thought we did that in patches here, but once we went 1-0 up, we were a solid unit from the back right the way up to the top.

"The fans will get behind us, it gives you that buzz and that energy to go and take the game to teams. I think if we play the style of play that we know we can, then I think we can beat anyone at this level."

Grant was pleased with his performance overall, but insists there are still things for him to work on as he looks to improve with Stanley.

"I always look to improve, it’s a young team, but it’s a young team that is full of quality," Grant added.

"The manager, Jimmy Bell and John Doolan, it’s what they’ve done here, they’ve brought in quality players. I want to be apart of it. I thought a few things with my hold up play wasn’t great tonight, but it’s a few things for me to work on going forward.

"We’ll recover now and we’ll look to get another victory at home."

Stanley did not have a match last Saturday as they were scheduled to take on Bury, so Grant had to wait longer than he would have liked to pull on the red shirt again.

"Frustration was there, but as I said, we’ve been working hard all week. I’ve had a smile on my face, I love being back here," Grant said.

"The lads have worked tirelessly all week. They’ve been great with me since I’ve come in the building and we’ve got a great team here.

"It’s nice to back the win up from last Saturday with the win here. It was great to cap it off with a goal.

"With the lads and the staff, it’s a great place to play football. I was even more happy here with the three points."

The win at Montgomery Waters Meadow was just Stanley's third away win of the campaign and the seventh clean sheet they have kept this season.

Grant was delighted with the way the back five played, but insists it was a team effort in picking up the points away from the Wham Stadium.

"The back four, back five were outstanding. It was a proper team effort and that’s what it’s going to take to pick up points away from home," added Grant. "It’s not easy especially at a place like this, but I thought we deserved the win in the end and we probably could have scored a few more."