JOHN Coleman has already enquired about a couple of players as he looks to start rebuilding his squad for his 10th campaign in charge next season.
The Reds boss admitted he has already made approaches towards a defender and a couple of other players as clubs now start releasing their unwanted players.
Coleman himself has promised a clear out at the FES but will wait until next week, after tomorrow’s final game of the season, to sort out the players he wants in and out at Stanley.
"I have asked about a couple of players in a number of positions and one is a defender," said Coleman. "There are quite a few players available at the moment as clubs seem to be having big clear outs.
"But, although you want to get some things sorted out, you still want to leave places available for players in pre-season. Saying that, I don’t really want a lot of trialists next season and I will be sifting through the ones I want."
One potential target could be winger Michael Twiss who Coleman has chased for a while, if he leaves Morecambe. And Swindon defender Chris Blackburn is another one he had his eye on in January.
"Clubs do seem to be releasing a lot of players but I think people are looking at what they need to play League Two football as we are too.
"I will be speaking to all the players who are out of contract next week."
It means that several players will be putting on a Reds’ shirt for the last time when Stanley face a local derby with Bury tomorrow in their final game of the League Two campaign.
The Reds have finally passed the 50 point total they got last season with their 3-1 win over relegated Wrexham on Saturday.
"It is good to keep progressing. It has been something of a holy grail for us for a long period to get to 50 points and I am disappointed it has taken so long to get it," said Coleman, with seven losses in the last 10 games.
"But now we have it, I want to make it 54 tomorrow and that would be a pleasing end to the season. It would be like a golfer who has had a bad round and then birdies the 17th and 18th and goes into the clubhouse feeling content. Hopefully we can do that.
"We want to beat Bury. We have been disappointing at home this season so it would be nice to finish up with something.
"When you look at our record we have three more wins than we had last season but we have lost a lot more games which is the statistic people tend to look at. And the manner in which we have lost some of the games has been disappointing.
"But still we have taken another step forward and we are guaranteed to finish one place higher than the 20th place we finished in last season.
He added: "I think this season has been a combination of things. We have not been able to defend and that has led to bad home form and we have not attacked enough.
"We have nowhere near scored the amount of goals we should have and that has put the pressure on. The only solution is to bring in better players and that’s what we will do."
Then Coleman hopes Stanley can do what Hereford have done - and pull of a shock by winning promotion to League One. The Bulls came up from the Conference with Stanley.
"They have done great and, if we want to try and emulate anyone, then it is them.
"They have used the loan system well and sometimes things just click for you. It has for them this season and it did for us when we won the Conference."
Coleman is hoping defender Robbie Williams, out for four months, will get a reserve game in next Wednesday at home to Burnley (Ko 7pm) as he comes back from knee surgery. Leam Richardson has had a hernia operation and will miss tomorrow.
Phil Edwards is available despite being shown a straight red card in the Lancashire Cup defeat to Liverpool on Monday.
l ACCRINGTON’S attendances average 1591 this season - the lowest in League Two with Dagenham next with 400 more. Bradford top the charts with nearly 14,000.
l STANLEY have extended their cut-price season ticket deadline to next Monday.