Stanley challenge excites Beattie

James Beattie tells BBC Radio Lancashire that he is looking forward to the opportunity of resuming his playing career and taking his first steps into coaching at League Two club Accrington Stanley.

The former England striker and links up again with manager Leam Richardson, whom he played with at Blackburn more than a decade ago.

Beattie adds that his primary aim is to make an impact as a player at the Crown Ground.

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