Date: 31st July 2010 at 4:47pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have appointed their first goalkeeping coach since making Jamie Speare redundant, naming former Liverpool Youth coach Billy Stewart as his replacement.

Stewart, who has just returned from The under 19s European Championships, where he trained England’s young shot stoppers, will take up his new role at the Crown Ground on Monday, with just a week until the start of the new Football League season.

The 45-year-old will be no stranger to a few faces in the side either having worked with Ian Dunbavin in particular, during his time amongst the youth ranks at Anfield.

Whilst with the Merseysiders, Stewart often doubled up his role as youth coach with first team duties and often took training sessions with first team stoppers such as Pepe Reina.

Stanley’s new addition told the official club website: “I`m delighted to be back in club football.

“I spoke to John and Jimmy towards the end of last season and more so in pre-season.

“It`s always nice to get a call from someone wanting you to join them and I`m looking forward to spending time at Accrington”.