Stanley boss John Coleman can only see the negatives of the current transfer system, and would also like to see changes to the rules regarding loanees.

From this season permanent deals had to completed by August 9, mirroring the Premier League, with the loan window for EFL clubs open until August 31.

Coleman believes that saw sides, including Stanley, bring in more than the five loan players allowed in matchday squad. For the first half of the season, Coleman had seven loanees at his disposal, six of which have now returned to their parent clubs.

They were replaced by four new additions last month, while Dan Barlaser extended his deal from Newcastle until the end of the season.

“One problem you have is that the permanent transfer window being brought forward that hamstrung a lot of clubs, particularly us. You end up taking too many loans because you want to cover yourself,” Coleman explained.

“Sods law, none of your loans get injured, it’s your senior players, and you can only play five. I think those rules should be relaxed.

“Maybe only having five on the pitch at the same time, but you should be able to have more on the bench if they limit our options by shortening the window.

“I honestly don’t see any need for the transfer window. I think it’s ludicrous and we have tampered with something that worked perfectly well for years. I don’t see what is gained and I see all the negatives.”

Last month Coleman brought in Janoi Donacien, Liam Gibson, Paul Smyth and Luke Armstrong on loan and goalkeeper Dimi Evtimov on an 18 month deal.

“I’m happy with the squad. You’re always trying to improve it, and I’m never fully happy, because I already have an eye on next season and what I am going to do then,” he added.

“We have to try and progress and improve. I want to try and assemble a squad that can compete for the top two places in this league.”

Not a fan of the current system, Coleman added: “You have Valentine’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and you have transfer deadline day, it seems to be a made up holiday for the football media and maybe agents. I think it’s farcical.”