JOHN Coleman has said all the players on one-year contracts are playing for new deals in the final eight games of the League Two season.
The Stanley boss has been critical of his defence this season and has threatened wholesale changes in the summer.
And he admitted players who are out of contract in July - which includes Kenny Arthur, Ian Dunbavin, Phil Edwards, Jay Harris, Mark Roberts and Shaun Whalley - are playing for their Stanley futures, especially after the 4-1 loss at Rochdale on Sunday.
"I have to agree that they are all playing for new contracts," said Coleman.
"Sunday was disappointing as we just capitulated in the second half and we need to be stronger.
"All the goals were avoidable and it was a catalogue of errors.
"It wasn’t just one mistake but a catalogue of them and we need to eradicate them or we won’t do anything in this league."
The Reds face two games in quick succession with a visit to play-off chasing Chesterfield tomorrow and league leaders MK Dons come to the FES on Monday, who beat Stanley 5-0 earlier this season.
"It will be a tough having two games in three days as we don’t have the resources of some clubs in this league with the players." said Coleman.
"Chesterfield will be on a high after moving into the play-offs with Rotherham being deducted 10 points and that will be tough.
"And I don’t think we did ourselves justice at MK Dons earlier this season.
"I want us to show that the gap between us and them isn’t that big and that they were just really good on the day and we didn’t play as we can."
The Reds chief said it looks unlikely that he will add to his squad before the loan deadline ends on March 27 and that he is in negotiation about current loanees.
"We do have quite a big squad for us at the moment and it would be difficult to add to it before the end of the season, with the finances etc," said Coleman.
"We will be talking to Bury as Andy Mangan’s loan deal is up after Monday and also I would hope we could keep one of defenders Darran Kempson or Aswad Thomas when their deals run out at the end of this month."
Meanwhile, midfielder Andy Procter is hoping to be back tomorrow as he has overcome a shoulder injury which has kept him out for two weeks.
* STANLEY reserves play Wrexham next Wednesday at home (ko 7pm).