SEAN Hessey has insisted that he has faith in boss John Coleman to rebuild Accrington Stanley’s squad after joining Peter Murphy by signing a new deal yesterday.

Only Hessey, Andy Procter, Luke Joyce, Dean Winnard and Ian Craney remain at the club from the side that started both of legs of Stanley’s League Two play-off semi final against Stevenage in May, but the centre back believes Coleman will work his magic in the next few weeks to bring in a number of new players.

Hessey was a regular at centre back for most of last season and has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until next summer, with the option of a further year.

The versatile Murphy, 21, has put pen to paper on a one-year contract.

“I’m really happy to be staying as I was really happy here last season,” said Hessey, 32.

“I love working with the gaffer and Jimmy and there’s a great bunch of lads here.

“Though we’ve lost one or two players this summer I trust the gaffer and Jimmy to get us ready for the new season.”

Stanley have seen six players depart this summer but now have nine under contract for 2011/12 - including full back Danny Coid, who recently arrived at the Crown Ground after being released by Blackpool.