ACCRINGTON Stanley have re-signed defender Janoi Donacien with the 25-year-old returning to the club on loan from Ipswich.

He only joined the Tractor Boys in the summer, initially on loan before his £750,000 move to the Championship outfit was made permanent earlier this month.

But he has struggled to make an impression in East Anglia having been signed by Paul Hurst who was sacked in October and replaced by Paul Lambert.

Donacien has made just 11 appearances this season and has not featured at all under Lambert.

And Coleman has moved to bring him back to the Wham Stadium and believes his capture will provide a ‘big boost.’

“I know he has missed playing and I know he has missed the lads around here so it will be a boost for everybody,” the Reds chief said of Donacien’s return.

“I think he can play much higher than League One but is getting the opportunities.

“The difficult thing about Ipswich is that a lot of players were making the step up at the same time and it is difficult to integrate them all.

“You can maybe integrate one or two and it is not as harsh as if six or seven are making a step up and that has found the players out in that situation.”

Donacien made 90 appearances for the Reds in his first spell at the club and is available for Saturday’s trip to Charlton.

Meanwhile, Coleman remains keen to strengthen his squad further, with a new goalkeeper and striker top of the wishlist.

He said: “I would like to do my business early but you are in the hands of other people but I am pleased with the two signings we made last week. Hopefully there will be a couple more coming in.”

Stanley remain in talks with Rotherham over the possible return of defender Michael Ihiekwe who spent the first half of the season on loan with the Reds but was on the bench for the Millers’ Championship defeat to Ipswich last weekend.

The Reds boss also confirmed that he has received no new offers for defender Callum Johnson who was the subject of a £300,000 bid from Championship side Preston North End last week