Manager John Coleman has not ruled out bringing Ian Craney back to the Crown Ground – although he thinks the midfielder’s wages will price Stanley out of the market.
Craney has been released by Huddersfield after suffering an ankle injury and having a double hernia operation while on loan at Morecambe this season and is a free agent.
Craney, 28, has had two spells at Stanley, having been sold for £150,000 in 2007 to Swansea and £85,000 to Huddersfield the year after.
"He is a good player and I would get him if I could but I doubt we could afford his wages so that is the main problem. I know what Ian can do and he would be a good addition," said the Reds boss.
Coleman is assessing his squad at the moment as the season enters the final two games.
He said he expects to sign his own new three-year deal soon while he will talk to players next week about their new contracts with only four players – Andy Procter, Jimmy Ryan, Chris Turner and Phil Edwards – having one year left on their current deals.
"I expect to sign my new contract tomorrow It’s just taken time getting drawn up, there is not a problem," he said.
"I have made up my mind about the players staying and going for next season and I think I need around 16 players as a base and then five or six on loan.
"I would like more room to manoevre than this season. Obviously I just want players who can win games for us but I have a number of ideas for targets, I have a few in my mind, and I do think we need to strengthen all over the pitch."
And more of his squad could get a run-out in the final two games as the Reds struggle with a number of injuries.
Dean Winnard is definitely missing after a minor operation on his groin.
The defender is out of contract at the end of the season but he, along with Phil Edwards, have been Stanley’s only ever-presents in the league this season.
"I am disappointed for him as he has started all the league games so far but he needed to have the operation," said Coleman.
Midfielder Ryan is having a scan on his left knee to see if it is ligament or cartilage damage and his full focus will be getting himself right for next season. He has one year left on his deal.
"That’s a blow for Jimmy. It’s not been good news and we are just waiting for the results of the scan," said Coleman.
And defender Darran Kempson, who is hoping to get a new deal at the Crown Ground, limped off with an adductor strain during their 1-0 win over Barnet on Tuesday – a victory which ended a nine-game winless run for Stanley.
The Reds are currently 13th in the league and Coleman says there is still plenty to play for as they look to finish as high up the table as possible.
Tomorrow’s opponents Chesterfield, although on a bad run at the moment, still have high hopes of reaching the play-offs while Cheltenham, the season’s final-day opposition, are still not mathematically safe from relegation.
"We finished 16th last season and I know a defeat, with others winning, could push us back down the league and the first aim is to finish higher than that," said the Reds boss.
"Chesterfield should be a good game as there is a lot at stake for them and I expect them to bring quite a lot of fans.
"I suppose we could do my former club Morecambe a favour but I am just out to do ourselves a favour by winning.
"The win over Barnet was a huge relief after our recent run and it is just a shame we didn’t get a win sooner as we may have still been up challenging for the play-offs.
"We were desperate for a victory but it was also bitter-sweet as their manager Ian Hendon lost his job and he is a good man who has been unlucky."
Winger Chris Turner did well against the Bees and Coleman is hoping he and fellow youngster Sean McConville can help build a strong future for the Reds.
"Chris did more than okay and I sometimes think Sean doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
"He is a good player and played some decent balls into the box."