Date: 4th July 2007 at 8:31pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley Chairman Eric Whalley has claimed that the Reds haven’t done anything wrong in the transfer of defender Mark Roberts.

Stanley gaffer John Coleman pounced on free agent, Mark Roberts last week, but his previous club, Northwich Victoria claim he is still their player despite the Lancastrians announcing the transfer.

Roberts, 23, signed a one year deal at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

‘When we got in touch with them the FA about the transfer, we were told Mark Roberts was a free agent,’ said Stanley Chairman Whalley.

‘They said as of May 5 there hadn’t been a retained list from Northwich Victoria.’

‘We will find out next week if it has to go to a tribunal,’ added the Stanley chairman.

Roberts made 26 appearances after joining from League One outfit Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer.

John Coleman is just delighted to have his defensive target on the club’s books.

‘Mark’s a good player,’ he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘He’s someone we’ve had a few calls about and so we’ve decided to sign him.

‘We’re a bit light on central defenders so he’s a good addition.’