Sean McConville has joined Clitheroe in a player-coach role to link up with Jimmy Bell.

McConville departed the Wham Stadium this summer following 11 years with the Reds over two separate spells.

The 35-year-old initially played for the club between 2009 and 2011. He returned in 2015 and went on to play a key role in the League Two title-winning season under John Coleman.

McConville is Stanley’s record appearance holder in the EFL and his testimonial against Barnsley will take place on Saturday, July 20.

He has now reunited with Bell, who took charge at Clitheroe on an interim basis for the final stages of last season before taking up the role permanently.

An official statement read: “Sean is a fantastic character on and off the field and will be looking to assist Jimmy Bell and the team through his on field performances, but also from a coaching role as he looks to further his career in this area.

“Everyone at Clitheroe FC would like to wish Sean all the very best as he begins this next chapter in his career with us here at the EcoGiants Stadium.”