STANLEY boss John Coleman is targeting a replacement goalkeeper for the departed Connor Ripley but believes the options available to him within his current squad means he is not at 'panic stations.'

Ripley was on loan with the Reds from Middlesbrough for the season but his parent club opted to cash in on the 26-year-old this week and he completed a permanent move from the Riverside Stadium to Preston North End on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He had been first choice for Stanley during his stay at the Wham Stadium but Coleman is able to call on Jonny Maxted, who has made 11 appearances this season including five in League One.

The former Guiseley man will be given the gloves for Saturday's league game against Bristol Rovers and Coleman believes the 25-year-old is a more than capable deputy while the Reds also have goalkeeper coach Tony Warner, 44, registered as a player as well as Academy prospect Toby Savin, who was on the bench for the Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Bury in midweek.

"I have got to get one in," the Reds boss said of the goalkeeper situation. "Having Jonny takes some of the pressure off because I have been in situations before at Accrington where I have had no keepers. But Tony Warner can cover as well and young Toby is not too bad so it is not panic stations."

Ripley, who made 24 appearances for the Reds, could line up for Preston against Swansea this weekend and Coleman believes the keeper's move to Stanley worked out well for both parties.

"Connor did well when he came here and I think we have done well for Connor's career," he added.

"He was stagnating at Middlesbrough and wasn't getting on their bench.

"He has come here and played games and has done relatively well and has got a move to Preston.

"I am delighted for him, he is a nice lad and a great character and I hope he goes on and has a big career."