Date: 2nd May 2013 at 11:56pm
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Following the departure of Leam Richardson, John Coleman and Jimmy Bell have admitted they would welcome a return to the club.

The duo were at Accrington for over 12 years before departing and a 12 month spell at Rochdale, and Bell told the BBC.

‘We’re passionate about the club. There is no one better than us who understands Accrington. I know I can speak for John when I say that we’ve got a lot of affinity with both the town and the club for what it has done for us and what we have done for it. We want to repay that faith by building a squad that is capable of pushing to League One and beyond.’

The duo were sacked after three straight defeats and a run of only two wins in 10 games, but Bell says the lack of a big budget at the club didn’t hamper their success previously, so he doesn’t see why it would now as growth comes year on year as players develop, not just because you splash cash around.

It’s quite heartfelt really.

‘We are available and would put our heart and soul into the club if we were to return.’

Bell also said that they have both followed the fortunes of the club and have been giving Leam advice as best they could to try and help over the past few months, saying ‘it would’ve killed us both had the club been relegated. We built Accrington up from nothing and watching them struggle has been really hard.’

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