STANLEY hope to have their transfer embargo lifted by the middle of February.
The Reds are limited to just 20 registered players while they owe the Professional Footballers Association £50,000 but they hope they can pay off the debt early next month and so the play-off chasing club can add loan players to the squad, if necessary.
The transfer deadline for buying players is 5pm on Monday and, although Grimsby have confirmed they have made a six figure bid for Michael Symes which has been rejected by the Reds, they are not expected to come back with more money.
There are rumours flying around with Sheffield United, Watford and Preston all said to be linked with one of the Reds contingent but Stanley chief executive Rob Heys is hoping that Monday will pass without incident as they look to keep the current team pressing for promotion.
Stanley cannot add to their squad unless someone leaves until the embargo is lifted.
"To be honest, there hasn’t been an awful lot of movement anywhere," said the chief executive. "That’s especially in the lower leagues where people aren’t even taking on loan players never mind buying players.
"We are hoping we can keep the squad together."