ACCRINGTON’S record signing Ian Craney says he wants to stay at Stanley.
The 25-year-old - who celebrates his birthday next week - has been the subject of two bids from League Two rivals Morecambe.
But the £85,000 buy, who re-signed for the Reds from Swansea City in January, is keen to remain at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.
"To be honest, I have no thoughts on any of it," said Craney.
"I just want to get myself really fit and keep trying to move this club forward as I believe we should be in the play-offs next year. Everyone at the club is trying to strive towards that.
"I have got three years left on my contract and I am happy here and just looking forward to the season now."
Boss John Coleman does not want to lose any of his small squad as he continues preparations for the new campaign.
With only Colin Murdock and Chris King signed up and John Mullin close to a deal, Coleman is aiming to have at least one striker in place by next week, who he hopes to loan from a Championship club.
"We need a striker or two and, if we get them and another winger, then I don’t think we will be far short," said the Reds boss.
"I am also hopeful of young winger Robert Grant this season. I have been impressed with his development and hopefully he can play a lot more games next season and have an impact that I know he is capable of."
Ex-Stockport defenders James Smith and Craig Flowers are still having trials with the Reds along with former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Ryan.
A number of the Argentinian trialists played in a pre-season friendly at Rossendale on Tuesday night but have now left the club.
Meanwhile, Coleman reckons Stanley’s financial prudence will stop them ever going the way of the team from 1962.
Clubs suffering from financial troubles are currently topping the League Two news.
Relegated Luton have suffered a 30 point deduction by the Football League - 10 points for financial irregularites and 20 points for going into administration for the third time in 10 years.
And Rotherham and AFC Bournemouth are also waiting to hear if they will face any points penalty for going into administration. With the risk of dropping into non-league football, many believe a points deduction will be the ruin of their sides.
But Coleman says that should never happen to Accrington - and there will be no repeat of 46 years ago where the Reds were forced out of the Football League because of their debts.
"We all know the penalties for whatever course of action we take," said the Reds boss.
"I think there are 50 clubs now who have gone into administration and we are just desperate not to be one of them and that means a lot of prudent work on and off the pitch.
"When you talk about on the pitch, it is all about the players you bring into the club and, off the pitch, the activities to generate money.
"We’ve resisted the temptation to spend money we haven’t got, where other teams have maybe got better players and ended up putting the club into trouble.
"You have to show some element of prudence when you run a football club.
"A lot of that is out of my hands but I empathise with the chairman about the finances and you have got to cut your cloth accordingly.
"Our gates weren’t the best and that reflects on the amount of money you have got to spend and your playing budget.
"I don’t want to criticise teams for going the other way but if you spend money you haven’t got, you end up owing people and that’s when the trouble starts. We don’t want to go down that line."
The Reds, as yet, don’t have a friendly until 26 July when they take on Championship side Burnley at home. Admission is £10 for adults, £5 concessions with all fans able to pay on the day.
After that, Accrington make the trip to Burscough on Tuesday 29 July (ko 7.30pm) followed by a visit to old foes Barrow on Saturday 2 August (ko 3pm). Barrow are newly promoted to the Blue Square Premier League and have ex-Red Mark Boyd there as well as striker Jason Walker, who has had trials at Stanley.
A game for the Reds’ second team, against Squires Gate on 5 August, is the last pre-season clash before the big League Two kick off at home to Aldershot on August 9.