Manager: Paul Cook
Position last season: 14th
Ground: The Crown Ground
Players in: Toto Nsiala (Everton, free), Bohan Dixon (unattached), Lewis Hatch (Liverpool, free), Luke Clark, George Miller (both Preston, free), Michael Liddle (Sunderland, undisclosed), Aidan Chippendale (unattached), Tom Eckersley (Bolton, free), James Gray (unattached, free), Karl Sheppard (Reading, loan)
Players out: Kevin McIntyre (Rochdale, free), Danny Coid, Liam Willis, Alan Burton, Kurtis Guthrie and Sean Hessey (all released)
Key man: Dean Winnard
Chances: No great expectations on Cook ahead of his first full season in charge with Stanley accepting it to be a transitional one after John Coleman's lengthy tenure.