New recruit Bastien Hery hopes that having adapted to life in England will help him hit the ground running at Stanley.

The Frenchman left Paris Saint Germain for Sheffield Wednesday four years ago and has played in League Two for Rochdale and Carlisle United.

Now the midfielder has joined up with the Reds and is looking forward to continuing his transformation into an Anglophile at the Wham Stadium.

“Learning the language was quite quick, maybe six or seven months but the lifestyle is really different,” said the France under 18 international. “It’s good though because I like to learn new things and see new things. I’m pleased to be in England and I don’t want to leave right now.

“Now I’m used to English football and hopefully that can be a good thing for Accrington.”

Hery played against the Reds last season and was suitably impressed with John Coleman’s team to jump at the chance of joining them for the new campaign.

“I spoke to players last season who’d played for Accrington in the past and they said that nobody expected them to do that well. If they did that last season then why can’t we do it again this time?

“It seems like a family here and you need something like that. As soon as I came in I felt comfortable and the people were friendly.

“I’ll try to help the team as much as I can, play as many games as I can and if we can get promoted – well that’s a good ambition. That’s one of the reason why I’m here. You have to be ambitious.”