Manager: Peter Shirtliff (caretaker)
Position last season: 14th
Nickname: The Shakers
Ground: Gigg Lane
Players in: Trevor Carson (Sunderland, free), Lateef Elford-Alliyu (West Brom, free), Marcus Marshall (Rotherham, free), Adam Lockwood (Doncaster, free)
Players out: Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone, free), Andy Haworth (Falkirk, free), Ritchie Branagan, Zachary Rothwell, Danny Hudson (all released), Mike Grella (Scunthorpe United, free), Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham, season-long loan)
Key man: Steven Schumacher - The fiercely competitive captain is often described as the 'League One Frank Lampard' and is the heartbeat of the team.
Chances: Impressed many by staying up with reasonable comfort on their return to the third tier last term and survival will once again be the primary aim.