STANLEY have re-arranged two friendlies after the testimonial clashes at home for John Coleman and Jimmy Bell were called off.
The Reds were meant to play Rochdale tomorrow for former manager Coleman while Burnley were the visitors to the Crown Ground on Wednesday for assistant Bell.
But the weather has meant the pitch needs longer to recover and so instead, the Reds will visit Bootle tomorrow, followed by Marine on Monday and Burscough on Wednesday night.
And Stanley boss Paul Cook has promised fans will see a Stanley first team squad in action at the non-league venues. "I am desperately sorry for John and Jimmy,"¿he said. "It was a great opportunity for them to say goodbye after everything they have done at the club.
"I know from my own personal experience that you want to do it as I never got the chance to say goodbye when I left Sligo.
"A game was the least they deserve but we have to protect the pitch for the season.
"They would have been two good games for us too, against two quality sides who would have given us a severe test but it’s just not to be.
"Instead we will be going to Bootle and Burscough, friendly games brought forward, and I can assure fans who are travelling that we will be playing a first team at least for 45 minutes. I think it’s important that the fans know that."
ROCHDALE have had a bid turned down from Scunthorpe for ex-Reds striker Bobby Grant. Dale boss John Coleman has also got former Stanley players Ian Craney and Ray Putterill on trial at Spotland.