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Sean and Seamus granted testimonials

Sean and Seamus both granted testimonials for their service

Sean McConville and Seamus Conneely will both be granted testimonials

From accringtonstanley.co.uk by Luke Pearson

Accrington Stanley are delighted to announce that Sean McConville and Seamus Conneely will both be granted testimonials as a reward for their outstanding service to the club.

McConville, who played 89 times between 2008 and 2011, is currently in his twelfth campaign as a Red; and Conneely in his tenth, having arrived at the Wham from Sligo Rovers midway through the 2014/15 season.

The Irishman was handed the captaincy the following summer, with McConville then returning to East Lancashire in June 2015 after spells at Stockport County, Barrow, Stalybridge Celtic, and Chester.

McConville and Conneely, who have made a combined total of 759 appearances, were instrumental as the Reds clinched the Sky Bet League Two title and reached the third tier for the first time in the club’s history.

The duo have continued to be mainstays in Stanley’s starting XI over the previous five years in League One, with the midfielders helping the club to 11th and 12th-place finishes in 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively.

Sean said: “I’m just grateful for the opportunity. I’m grateful for the manager and all of his staff, we wouldn’t be sitting here having a testimonial year if it wasn’t for them.

“Lastly, I’m grateful for the fans, who’ve supported me and a lot of teams along our journey. Hopefully we get a chance to have a good couple of nights and a game or two to enjoy it.”

Seamus added: “It’s a time for me to reflect on the ten seasons I’ve had here.

“I probably take it for granted when I come in; but the ground, the training facilities, the dressing rooms, the pitch, the new offices, just everything about the club has changed so much.

“At the same time, while trying to reflect, I’m still conscious that I’ve got a job to do. We’re trying to have a successful season this year because last season is still hurting, I don’t think that pain will ever go away.”

Further information relating to the events of both testimonials will be confirmed in due course.

The testimonials are subject to EFL ratification.

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