ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman heaped praise onto new signing Bobby Grant after he scored in the win 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.

Grant started his third spell with the Reds with a superb hit from the edge of the box to put them in the lead before Jordan Clark doubled the lad in the second half.

Coleman highlighted how you can't allow the 20-year-old space near goal because he is capable of scoring great goals.

"You know you’re getting out of Bobby; I’ve known him since he was a kid and he’ll give us his all," said the Stanley boss.

"He ran himself into the ground, he was out on his feet when we took him off. He’s got that quality; you can’t give him a yard on the edge of the box because he’ll find the target. "It was a great strike and it was a goal worthy of winning any game. Thankfully, we got the second goal to make it a bit easier.

"I thought Shrewsbury upped the tempo in the second half and pinned us back. We would’ve liked to have passed the ball better. "I thought we did that better in the first half against the wind, but both teams did. Both teams played better against the wind. "They came on strong second half, they put a lot of balls in our box that we dealt with very well. We defended well and looked dangerous on the counter.

"I’m a bit disappointed Dion Charles sliced his one wide. Going away from home anywhere and to win is good. Shrewsbury are a good side and to win away from home, it’s two on the spin now for us.

"Hopefully, we can start to use that for a springboard for us to finish the season strongly."