Date: 4th August 2010 at 12:58pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have completed the double singings of defender Sean Hessey and midfielder Charlie Barnett, who join the Reds from Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers respectively.

The pair have both agreed to 12 month deals at the Crown Ground and will see their contracts finalised this week after Accrington had their transfer embargo lifted by the Football League on Tuesday, meaning that new players can now be registered.

Hessey, 31, made a total of 86 appearances over the last three seasons for Macclesfield Town and brings with him a wealth of Football League experience having played for Huddersfield, Blackpool and Chester City along with a five year spell with Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.

The central defender started his career at Leeds United but failed to make any first team appearances at Elland Road before making the switch to Wigan Athletic, where he featured heavily in their Reserve side.

21-year-old Barnett joins from Tranmere Rovers having previously played for Liverpool’s successful youth team alongside Stanley players Jimmy Ryan and Ray Putterill.

The midfielder had been on trial at Scottish First Division side Falkirk following his release from Tranmere, but opted not to move to Scotland despite impressing during a brief spell.