Terry Gornell wants to recreate his form of 2011 and push Stanley up the League Two table.
The 25-year-old returned to the Store First Stadium for the third time yesterday, signing an 18 month deal.
The striker was part of the Reds team who reached the Play-Off Semi-finals in 2011 before they lost to Stevenage.
He scored 13 goals that season in what was a stunning campaign for the Reds and now wants to refind his scoring touch and help Stanley out of their current run of four consecutive losses.
“When we reached the play-offs, at the time I don’t think I realised how big it was for a club of Accrington’s size to achieve that,” said Gornell, who has scored five goals so far this season.
“Then I went to Shrewsbury and saw the resources they had and, looking back, it was a massive achievement for Accrington.
“There was some really good players at the time at Accrington and we all just gelled together. I still think we should have gone up that season.
“But I have come here this morning and all the memories have come flooding back.
“I played my best football under John Coleman when I was here last time and I want to recreate that again.”
Gornell is ready to kick start his career. He left Stanley for Shrewsbury after the play-off loss and earned promotion to League One with them.
He moved onto Rochdale on loan, reuniting with Coleman, and then there was a switch to Cheltenham 18 months ago.
“It’s been very stop-start for me at Cheltenham and for the club as a whole,” said Gornell. “There were cut backs and other stuff going on and we came to a mutual agreement with my contract and now I just want to get back playing regularly again.
“There were a few friendly faces when I arrived at Accrington this morning as I know Proc (Andy Procter), Joycey (Luke Joyce) and Dean (Winnard) from last time I was here as well as Adam Buxton and Anthony Barry from Liverpool.
“It’s funny as my last memory of Accrington was having a drink in the Crown pub in 2011 and I had breakfast there this morning so it’s gone full circle!”