Stanley boss John Coleman has confirmed that he hopes to have David Dunn at the Store First Stadium next season.

Dunn, who played his final game for Blackburn Rovers today, has said he wants to come to Stanley and Coleman confirmed talks had taken place this week.

“We have had a long chat with him,” said Coleman, after the 2-1 win over Mansfield secured 17th spot for the Reds.

“He is a great lad and he has had a number of offers. It will be no surprise if he is walking around this pitch on the final game of next season. I am not sure he will be here for the start but I can see him being here at the end of the season.”

Coleman also confirmed he had released Michael Liddle, George Bowerman and James Jenkins and the rest of the squad, who have been offered contracts, have a week to decide.

“I want to thank Michael, George and James for their efforts and wish them good luck in the future. The rest have a week to decide and, if they say yes, that’s good and if not, we move on.”

Coleman was frustrated at finishing in 17th spot after two wins in their final 14 games kept them in the lower reaches of League Two.

“I remember when we beat Exeter we were on the cusp of the play-offs but, unlike usual Accrington teams under me and Jimmy (Bell), we have not finished strongly.

“We were diabolical in the first half today and I told the players so at half-time where harsh words were said. After the break, there was crisp passing, we were on the front foot and we scored two goals.

“I don’t know why we didn’t play like that for 90 minutes and that sums up our season.”