JOHN Coleman is hoping to keep highly-rated goalie Kenny Arthur at Stanley - but will have to fight off other clubs.
The manager has spoken provisionally to the 30-year-old and is due to sit down with the Scot next week to try and thrash out a deal when Coleman returns from a holiday in Turkey.
Arthur, however, is being chased by a number of higher Football League clubs after a stunning season for the Reds.
Defender Phil Edwards is currently mulling over a two-year deal while John Miles has also been offered a contract but Notts County and Grimsby are believed to be in the hunt for the wideman.
Only Jimmy Ryan and Chris Turner have so far agreed deals - which they have still to sign - with Sean McConville and Paul Mullin the only players under contract with the Reds.
Coleman is expected to open talks with the likes of Andy Procter, Leam Richardson and Bobby Grant about new deals when he gets back from Turkey.
And Peterborough have now put Kieran Charnock on the transfer list with the Reds hoping to lead the chase for the defender who was on loan last season - although there has been interest from other League Two clubs.
Meanwhile captain Peter Cavanagh has also had talks with the Reds but admitted he can do little until he can put the betting charges behind him.
Both he and Robbie Williams are pleading not guilty and will have a personal hearing before the Football Association at a date still to be decided.
"Everything is on hold until I know what is happening with the charges," said the skipper.
The two, along with ex-Reds David Mannix and Jay Harris and Andy Mangan, then at Bury, could be banned from football if found guilty.