Seamus Conneely still has plenty to offer at Stanley over the coming season, insists manager John Doolan.

The midfielder received his testimonial match against Rovers last weekend after nearly 10 years of service at the Wham Stadium.

Attention now turns to the upcoming campaign as the Reds aim to build on their 17th-place finish in League Two.

“He doesn’t like being in the limelight,” said Doolan. “He just likes getting on with his job and he is fantastic at doing that, on and off the pitch.

“He is great in the dressing room and just a top player and human being. I am really pleased he had a fantastic day, he deserved that for his service to the club and that is still ongoing.

“There is still plenty more to see in Seamus and I am glad he got the appreciation from the fans.”

Stanley were beaten 2-1 on the day, with Josh Woods getting on the scoresheet during the second half.

Doolan named separate line-ups in each half, with an umber of trialists getting a chance to sho what they can do.

“I thought it was good. John (Eustace) brought a really strong side and it was a good Championship side that went out against us in the first half,” the boss continued.

“It has been more about getting minutes into the legs and we hadn’t worked on much tactically. We touched a little bit on playing out and if a team goes long, we want to press from the front.

“The exercise was brilliant for what we wanted to get out of it, it was just about minutes in the legs and the lads staying injury-free.”

Kelsey Mooney, Jimmy Knowles, Zach Rowe and Michael Kelly got to play in front of the Stanley supporters for the first time after joining the club.

“Kelsey and Jimmy really enjoyed it,” said Doolan. “Zach played at the back and was really composed on the ball.

“You can see what he is going to give us straight away. He was aggressive and put one just over the bar from a corner.”