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Grant 'buzzing' for Reds return

'I have the biggest smile on my face that this has happened.'

31 January 2020

Bobby Grant says some of his best footballing memories are with Accrington Stanley – and he can’t wait to create some more

The left winger has signed on loan from National League side Wrexham until the end of the season.

Now 29, Grant came through the ranks with the Reds, making his debut at 16, before then Championship side Scunthorpe snapped him up in June 2010 for around £250,000. He returned for a spell on loan in 2012.

“It’s ten years since I have been here permanently but I am buzzing, I just can’t wait to get started again,” said the Liverpudlian.

“John (Coleman) and Jimmy (Bell) gave me my first chance in my career and I have stayed in touch with them since. When they asked me to come back it was a no-brainer and I would do anything for them.

“I had some of the best times of my career at Accrington when I was a young lad, I loved my time there and I have the biggest smile on my face that this has happened.

“I know I have to prove myself, I have been playing in the National League, and I know I have to come back and show what I can do and try and get in the team.

“Accrington have been very successful over the last few years especially and I will have to earn the right to be in the team but I know I can create and score goals at this level, I have done it before.

“I want to help the team be successful, I am only 29 and I have loads left to give.”

As well as knowing the management team, former Blackpool, Rochdale and Fleetwood winger Grant knows a few of the Stanley players as well.

“I know Sean McConville from my first time at Accrington, I have played against Mark Hughes a lot and know he is a scouser and I played with Jordan Clark at Shrewsbury so I know a few of the lads. It’s just a great chance for me to play back in the league and play for a club I love and for a manager I know well. I am absolutely buzzing.”

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