Date: 13th July 2007 at 9:14am
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ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman believes that his sixth signing of the summer, Graham Branch, is still good enough to play in the Championship, never mind League Two.

Branch was released by Championship rivals Burnley, who visit the Fraser Eagle Stadium on Saturday for a Pre-Season friendly, following his testimonial at Turf Moor.

Clitheroe saw him make his Stanley bow on Wednesday night, where he put in a man of the match performace. Stanley won the game thanks to goals from new boy Mark Roberts and an unkown trialist.

Coleman is clearly delighted with his new 35-year-old capture and believes his man can still compete in the Championship.

‘I certainly think he can play at that level,’ said Coleman speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘Graham’s a very talented footballer and a very good professional. I think most managers who he was working with will tell you that.

‘You don’t play so many games in the Football League, especially at that level, without being a good professional.

‘He’s come here with a desire to play football and I think that fits the bill of the people we are trying to sign.

‘He’s got a lot of experience. He did a lot of talking against Clitheroe and that was good.’