Date: 8th May 2007 at 8:46pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman has today announced who will be staying at the club and who will be leaving at the end of the season.

Striker Leighton McGivern, goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and defender Phil Edwards have put pen to paper on new one-year deals, which will keep them at the Fraser Eagle Stadium until the end of the 2007/08 season.

That takes the total number of players with contracts which run up to and past the end of next season to seven, with Tony Grant, Rommy Boco, Paul Mullin and Shaun Whalley already on contracts.

The summer will see defensive flop Mauro Almeida and midfielder Sean Doherty leave the club, as their contracts run out.

The other player leaving the club will be Michael Welch, and I personally think Coleman has made a big mistake in letting this man go.
He can score goals and is an excellent defender, I would tip him to stay in League Two, he can really help teams down the table to survive the drop and he would be a snap in my opinion.

‘I hope they all find new clubs quickly because they are three nice lads,’ said Stanley boss John Coleman speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph

‘All three lads leave with the best wishes of the club. They have been great to work with and I can’t fault any of them for effort.’

Coleman has been left waiting on the futures of Captain Peter Cavanagh, Andy Procter and Andy Todd who are currently mulling over Stanley’s offer of a new contract.

‘All the players have been spoken to this weekend and hopefully we can at least start to shape the squad for next season in the next week or so.

‘There will be more moving on I am sure, but the work to bring in new players is already well underway.’