DEFENDERS Mike Flynn and Chris Butler could be on their way out of Accrington Stanley.
Veteran centre half Flynn and left back Butler have fallen out of favour at the Interlink and boss John Coleman has confirmed both could be on the move.
UniBond side Radcliffe Borough have expressed an interest in 36-year-old Flynn and they are keen to sign him in time for their clash with Bradford Park Avenue tomorrow (Sat).
Coleman, who doesn't expect a fee for Flynn, said: "Radcliffe have enquired about Mike. It is not a question (of me wanting Mike to go), but he has only got a contract until the end of the season and he is not playing at the moment.
"If he wants to play football regularly then I won't stand in his way."
Boro manager Kevin Glendon, who said he was hoping to tie up a deal for the centre half yesterday, said: "I'm going to be talking with Mike Flynn about a move and he would strengthen us at the back."
It is understood, though, Flynn, if he moves, would prefer to see if can switch to a club at Nationwide Conference or Conference North level although he is waiting to see what happens.
The former Stockport hero, who joined Stanley just over a year ago from Blackpool and played in the majority of games last season, was a regular in the early part of this season, with 12 games which produced eight wins, two draws and two losses.
But recently Flynn has been on the sidelines. He was on the bench for the league loss to Stevenage and the FA Cup replay defeat at Worcester and was left out altogether in last Saturday's 2-1 victory over York City which moved the Reds up to third place in the Conference.
Flynn has fallen down the pecking order behind Michael Welch and Wigan loanee Phil Edwards, who played on Saturday, and Robbie Williams and Andy Tretton, who both hope to be out of the injury room in the next month.
Meanwhile, Coleman has also confirmed that Butler, who signed a year ago and played 27 league games last season but has been in and out of the side in this campaign, is in talks with other clubs.
"Chrissy has been speaking to a couple of clubs and I expect to know more over the next few days," said the Reds chief of the 21-year-old.
Radcliffe are also said to be keen on getting Stanley winger Matt O'Neill back on loan after he returned from his two month spell at Boro to be an unused sub last Saturday.
Meanwhile, the injuries are starting to clear up at the Interlink after a horror few months.
Goalkeeper Danny Alcock has returned to training and is expected to be back later this month.
And Williams, who limped out of the Worcester FA Cup clash with an ankle injury, is expected to be fit for the huge game with league leaders Grays a week tomorrow in the Sky televised match, with a noon kick-off.
Captain Peter Cavanagh is also hoping to have had an injection on his ankle so he will be available against Grays, who have just equalled the Conference record with Kettering of 15 games unbeaten.
The Reds have a free day tomorrow due to their early FA Cup exit and, while it does give the Reds a chance to clear up the injuries, Coleman has still not got over the Worcester loss and he hopes it also gives his players time to reflect.
He said: "The lads will have been wanting to play tomorrow, they will miss playing and hopefully that will remind them of the hurt they should feel after getting knocked out of the cup - and not repeat it."
Meanwhile, Stanley's three loan players have had their spells extended.
Wigan duo Edwards and midfielder Kevin Lee are at the Interlink for a further month.
And Charlton goalkeeper Darren Randolph is delighted to be back at the Reds for a third month - but it looks like it could be his final month.
"I think this is the last month he can play for us but it is something I am going to look into," said Coleman.
The 18-year-old has featured in 11 Conference clashes for the Reds since he signed at the end of August - being on the losing side just twice - in the absence of the injured Alcock and he will be at the Interlink until the end of November.
"I'm happy to sign for a third month," Randolph told the the Premiership side's website. "I've had a good two months here and picked up a lot of experience and the opportunity is there for me to play some more games.
"Everyone has been very good to me at Accrington and the fans were keen for me to stay, so I didn't have any hesitation. There are some big games coming up, so it should be a good final month for me."
He hopes to help the Reds maintain a play-off spot - and Coleman believes his side can stay there.
"We are certainly capable of staying there," said the boss. "I think we under achieved last season in tenth place so I think we can do better this season. We have got to concentrate more, learn from the past and cut out mistakes."
- GARY Roberts and Ian Craney were expected to hear yesterday whether they will be part of the England National XI side who will travel to Belgium on Tuesday Nov-ember 15. They were named in the initial 22-man squad selected for the European Championship game but the Under 23 squad has now been whittled down to 16.
If the pair are picked, it means they will be playing at Grays on the Saturday, followed by the England clash on Tuesday and then against Forest Green on Friday night.
"It will be tough but I have no problem with that," said Coleman. "They are two fit lads and the experience should do them good."