Gary Taylor-Fletcher said it was like ‘watching Barcelona’ as Stanley charged to a 4-1 victory over League One Chesterfield in the Checkatrade EFL Trophy group game last night.

Taylor-Fletcher was making his debut for the Reds after signing on non-contract terms on Monday and he scored after 14 minutes and set Terry Gornell up for the second on 21 minutes.

Jordan Clark made it three before half-time and Gornell added a fourth in the second half as Stanley swept aside the League One side in their second group game of the competition.

Former Blackpool frontman Taylor-Fletcher hopes to sort out a deal with the Reds until the end of the season after being on trial at various places.

And Stanley currently lead the pack after his Tuesday night show.

“I have been on trial at a few clubs and some have said they interested and wanted to take me but I have just been unlucky as they have not had the money,” said the 35-year-old.

“A friend of mine spoke to John (Coleman), it went on a couple of weeks and then I rang him myself and he said ‘come down and show me what you can do.’

“It was a bit of a risk but that first half was the most I have enjoyed football in a long time. It was great, they are a great bunch of lads and they made me feel welcome.

“I knew Accrington liked to play football but I didn’t understand how much. In the first half it was like watching Barcelona!

“It was a high tempo and it was enjoyable. You could take a risk and nobody bothered if you made a mistake. That’s my game – to take risks, to create things and enjoy it.

“I am a big kid and I want to play football as long as possible. I still feel I have the quality – I have never had the legs! – but hopefully we can get something sorted and I can play some more games.”