STANLEY new boy Liam Coyle is happy to be versatile in his bid to make an impact at the Wham Stadium.

The former Liverpool midfielder, 21, has signed a one-year contract and featured in the opening friendly of the summer, a 3-0 victory at Clitheroe on Sunday.  

There, the former Anfield Under-18s captain played at wing-back in the first half despite being billed largely as a holding midfield player.

Coyle though, is ready to help the Stanley cause wherever he can.

"It feels great to get the deal done, the manager has been superb with me and it's an amazing environment to be in,” said a player who has been involved with the Northern Ireland Under 21s set-up.

"I like to think I do the basics well in that I win my headers and my tackles, and then I like to play forward where possible.

"I've played as a wing-back before, it's not my usual position but I'm happy to put a shift in wherever is needed for the team."

Stanley have also added two former Burnley youngsters to Ged Brannan’s development squad.

Left back Matty Carson and midfielder Dylan Moonan have both earned one-year professional deals, with further 12-month options, after impressing on trial.

Carson, 18 and from Chester, said: “I was at Liverpool for eight years until I was 14 but it was the best time for me to move on then.

“I had trials at a few clubs and then Burnley offered me a trial and, within four weeks, I had signed for the Under 14s.

“I loved my time at Burnley – I had such good experiences like tours to Iceland and Prague.

“I was offered two-year scholarship but then I knew I wasn’t getting a professional contract and came on trial at Accrington, which Tony Philliskirk arranged.

“I was relaxed about my future as I believe in myself although my mum and dad were worried!

“I was offered a contract here and it’s a big opportunity for me. I know Rhys Fenlon from my time at Burnley and I have watched how he has got into the first-team squad and he was really good in helping me settle in.

“John Coleman has said to me if you are good enough you will get the chance so it is a big time for me.

“As a left back, I like to go in to win a tackle but I like to go forward as well. I am a set piece taker as well and I have scored a few goals from free-kicks and a few assists from corners.”

Moonan, 18, from Wigan, had been at Burnley since he was seven.

“I was picked up from Sunday League and was at Burnley a long time, 11 years, and I was delighted to get a scholarship,” he said.

“I was obviously gutted I didn’t get a professional contract at Burnley but it doesn’t always work out and things happen for a reason.

“It was great as Matty and I came on trial at Accrington, we got instant exposure to the first team and when the gaffer pulled us in and said both myself and Matty had got professional contracts, we were over the moon.

“I am a box-to-box midfielder, probably more defensive minded, but I do go forward as well.

“Accrington have a good relationship with Burnley, Rhys Fenlon is here and Joel Mumbongo has come on a season-long loan and it’s worked out well.

“I know if I am good enough I can progress to the first team and it’s a big chance for me to prove myself.”