Date: 15th June 2009 at 5:05pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley are hoping to keep their current squad together for next season after temporarily resolving the tax issue with HM Revenue & Customs.

The club have already lost number one shot stopper Kenny Arthur to league rivals Rochdale, and with only three players currently signed on for next season there are fears of an exodus.

Stanley though must maintain monthly payments of around £25,000 to prevent further problems and some players are still thought to be 50/50 on their futures with the club.

Andrew Procter is the most notable player to stall over a new deal at the Fraser Eagle Stadium, but has been ensured that the club is safe. There are thought to be a number of League Two clubs interested in Proc’s services, so John Coleman is trying to rush the deal through.

Chief Executive Robert Heys believes that the club can begin to start concentrate on the day to day running of the club now.

“The tax situation was all encompassing. I was dreaming about tax and waking up thinking about it.’ Heys told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We had always said to the players that we were confident of reaching an agreement.

‘Maybe they didn`t all believe us but hopefully the agreement, not just for players but supporters and hopefully sponsors as well, will put people`s minds at ease.”