JOHN Coleman hasn’t ruled out adding to his squad before the League Two opener at Rotherham tomorrow.
He had hoped to sign striker Gary King on a six month deal after he impressed in pre-season but he has had to return to his home town of Lincoln.
"Gary King won’t be joining us now for personal reasons," said Coleman.
"It’s nothing to do with the club or Gary but he had to reconsider moving here so he won’t be coming. I am still looking though."
Defender Tom Lees, who was due to sign on loan from Leeds, has picked up a knock but is still set to come at some stage while left back Chris King has now agreed a deal until January.
It means Coleman starts the season with 21 players - including Bee Ami and Alan Burton who have come through the ranks.
¿And this is not including captain Peter Cavanagh whose fate could be decided today as he goes before the Football Association charged with breaching the FA’s rules on betting. He is pleading not guilty.
The new faces at Stanley are: keeper Alan Martin who is on loan from Leeds; defender Dean Winnard (Blackburn); midfielder Luke Joyce (Carlisle); Darran Kempson (Wrexham); Michael Symes (Shrewsbury) and striker Billy Kee (on loan from Leicester).
Stanley face a tough start against Rotherham at the Don Valley Stadium - with Mark Robins’ team widely tipped for promotion.
Coleman said: "Rotherham will think they will be up there challenging for promotion but I think a lot of teams will think they will be up there."
But he hopes he can surprise the Millers - especially if they saw Stanley’s final pre-season clash, their 3-0 loss to Blackburn last week. "There is one bonus about the game against Blackburn is that Rotherham will have watched us and will think they only have to turn-up tomorrow so they might be in for a shock."