STANLEY wideman John Miles has signed a new one-year deal.
The ex-Macclesfield man has put pen to paper to make it a third season with the Reds. He is the first person to sign this summer with Phil Edwards, Jimmy Ryan, Chris Turner, John Mullin, Peter Murphy and Bobby Grant - who have all agreed deals - expected to confirm their new deals this week.
Stanley boss John Coleman was also talking to Chris King, Leam Richardson and Andy Procter today, who have all been offered deals.
Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin has also got a new contract on the table and, following Kenny Arthur’s departure to Rochdale, Coleman confirmed: "I have already had five phone calls from agents pushing goalies onto me so they are out there, it is a case of finding out which one will suit us best.
"Kenny’s departure is a blow. I was quite confident when we offered him a deal so it was a shock to me but, the longer time went on, the more I felt he perhaps could leave. But we just have to move on. We need two goalkeepers and Ian can push for a first team place."
Now the tax crisis has been settled, Coleman was hoping to make his first new signing in ex-Carlisle midfielder Luke Joyce and was deep in talks with two targets - a defender and striker - before the Reds return to training on 29 June.
"We do have to cut our cloth accordingly," said Coleman. "If you have £10 for your shopping you don’t go to Harrods and people need to understand that our options for players are limited as we can’t afford big wages.
"We will also lose players because of finances - you don’t need to be a genius to work that out on crowds of 1,100. We are dependent on away fans bringing in revenue so our income is going to be low and therefore, you have to be realistic and it’s likely we will have a lower grade team and therefore struggle in the league. I think, for me, it is a miracle we have survived."
Contrary to reports, Stanley’s Sean McConville is not on the transfer list.