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Experienced Hughes hoping to lift Stanley

Veteran midfielder Bryan Hughes has put pen to paper at League Two Accrington Stanley to add a ninth professional football club to his CV.

Following a brief spell in Iceland playing for IBV Vestmannaejar, Hughes has decided to play a little closer to his home town of Liverpool, and after receiving international clearance, is now eligible to face Bristol Rovers at Accrington’s Crown Ground this coming Saturday.

Stanley manager John Coleman is delighted with the coup. “It’s great to have him on board,” he told the club website.

Hughes a former Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic and Hull City player, to name a few, also won a single England under 21 cap whilst playing at his first club Wrexham in the old English second division back in 1997.

The midfielder told the club’s website: “It’s exciting to be here. Hopefully my experience and ability might give everybody a lift”.

Hughes makes a timely arrival to John Coleman’s squad. Accrington go into their home game against Bristol Rovers this Saturday on the back of a six game winless run, sitting in 19th position just four points clear of the drop zone.

By David Cockcroft - Twitter: @DavidJCockcroft

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