Date: 16th October 2008 at 3:25pm
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NEW Accrington Stanley loanee Kallum Higginbotham has admitted that he is looking forward to the opportunity handed to him by Stanley gaffer John Coleman.

The 19-year-old former Oldham Athletic man joined the Fraser Eagle Stadium outfit on Thursday in a loan deal that will run until November 15 after falling out of favour at Spotlands.

‘There is nothing worse for me than to sit watching the team on a Saturday,’ said Higginbotham speaking to the Rochdale Official website.

‘I want to play it is as simple as that, it is very frustrating – so I’m glad that Accrington have come in for me. Will Buckley has come in and played very well so it has made it difficult for me to get back into the side, but that’s what football is all about.

‘I now have a chance to play and I’m looking forward to it very much. Hopefully everything works out well and I impress the gaffer enough to stake a claim when I get back.’

“I`ve got two days to prove myself to the gaffer and if I do that hopefully I can get a start on Saturday.

“This move has given me a chance to show my manager at Rochdale that I can still do it in this league.”

Higginbotham has been named in the squad that will travel to Kenilworth Road, home of Luton Town on Saturday along with fellow new loan boy Keiran Charnock who joined from Peterborough on Wednesday.