Date: 15th June 2009 at 5:19pm
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CHIEF Executive Robert Heys believes that Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman can step up to the challenge as he searches for a new goalkeeper in the summer.

The Reds have just been hit with Kenny Arthur’s departure from the club, with the Scotsman opting to join League Two rivals Rochdale.

But Heys thinks that Coleman can find the perfect replacement, but admitted his and the club’s disappointment over the manner that Arthur left the club last week.

“We were just disappointed that we found out on a website (that Arthur had joined Rochdale) but we regard Kenny as a friend and we wish him all the best,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“It will leave a gap but that`s one of John`s challenges.

‘He`s proved he can do it before and I`m sure he will rise to the challenge.”

The club are currently left with Ian Dunbavin (above) as the clubs only professional goalkeeper, and it is thought that any new goalkeepers that come in, would be back up to the former Liverpool trainee.