PAUL Smyth "ticks all the boxes" for Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman.

The pacy forward could make his second 'debut' for the Reds at Plymouth Argyle today, after arriving for a second loan spell from Queens Park Rangers.

The Northen Ireland international caught the eye in his first stint with the Reds two years ago.

But Coleman believes he is getting a better player second time around, following loan spells with Wycombe Wanderers last season - where he helped them win promotion to the Championship - and Charlton Athletic in the first half of this season.

"We know what we're getting with Paul," said the Stanley boss.

"I think he's developed as a player over the last couple of years and he certainly impressed when he played against us for Charlton.

"He was a handful. And he gives us another dimension with pace.

"He ticks all the boxes, and I'm hoping he plays a lot of games and I'm hoping he does well for us."

And Coleman feels his previous experience with Stanley will be mutually beneficial.

"I think so and I think he knows the way we play as well," he said.

"He did well initially Paul and then sort of dropped off the pace a little bit. As he's freely admitted it was his first loan spell and he knows the intensity that we play at now and I think he wants to be part of it."

He added: "It's always hard for any player to stay at any level. Top, top players can do it week in, week out. A lot of it is down to decision making. But we try to encourage people to play, we try to give them the opportunity.

"We demand high work rate from them, we demand high intensity in the game, but we see the fruits of their labour.

"You only had to watch us the other night (in the win over Hull City) for that. We played some good football the other night but that game was won on a gameplan, lads sticking to the roles they were given but also a high level of desire and work-rate.

"I think that's the first thing that you've got to have if you're prepared to play for us."