ACCRINGTON Stanley have agreed a deal to sign former Blackpool defender Danny Coid – as they wait for news on the futures of Alex Cisak and Terry Gornell.

Coid has agreed a one-year contract with the option to extend the deal after being released following more than a decade at Blackpool.

The 29-year-old, expected to fill the right back spot allowing Dean Winnard to switch to left back if necessary to replace the departed Joe Jacobson, met his new team-mates on the first day of pre-season training yesterday.

Around half a dozen trialists were there, including centre backs Nik Kudiersky and Chris Lynch – released by Burnley.

From last season’s squad, Ian Craney, Andy Procter, Luke Joyce, Sean McConville, Charlie Barnett, Ian Dunbavin, Craig Lindfield, Sean Hessey, Leam Richardson, Peter Murphy and Alan Burton were present.

Dean Winnard, who has agreed a new two-year deal, is due to join in before the end of the week but it remains to be seen if Cisak or Gornell will return.

Stanley are understood to have turned down two bids, described as ‘derisory’, from Oldham for Cisak. The keeper is out of contract but cannot leave for free because he is under 24.

The same is true of Gornell, which may been the stumbling block in Inverness’ attempted swoop. The striker is now understood to be in talks with Shrewsbury, though, and is yet to say whether he will accept Stanley’s contract offer.

Ray Putterill was absent after being told he will not be handed a new deal unless he improves his fitness during pre-season.