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Accrington Stanley confirm signing of ex-Sheffield United defender

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Accrington Stanley have confirmed the signing of versatile defender, Seamus Conneely, on an 18-month deal, confirms the club.

Stanley have signed Coneely

Stanley have signed Coneely

Conneely, 26, has joined Accrington Stanley on a free transfer following his exit from Sligo Rovers. Conneely is reunited with Stanley boss, John Coleman, who was in-charge of Sligo Rovers for a short stint last year.

The former Ireland Under-21 international has played in England before, signing for Sheffield United in 2011, but was ultimately released the following year after a short loan spell with Alfreton Town.

Stanley boss, John Coleman, has vowed to make changes to his squad, with transfers expected to be incoming and outgoing during the January transfer window. Conneely is the first to arrive subject to international clearance.

Coleman told the official Accrington Stanley site “At this level, we don’t need a massive squad, we need a decent sized squad but it can soon be thin if we have a few injuries and suspensions.”

“We do have strength in depth now but there will be one or two ins and outs and we hope we can get that right.”

“We are building a squad and we have got to do what is right for the club while the individuals have to do what is right for them. There has to be a balance.”

“What I will say is that just because a player isn’t playing one week, doesn’t mean he won’t be playing the week after.”

Accrington Stanley currently sit 13th in Sky Bet League Two, seven points away from the play-off spots.


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