But with their money troubles now resolved and the team going well in League Two, Heys is looking forward to a fresh start which is to include a revamp of the club's Crowd Ground.
"A soon as the final game has finished we want to start the work so it's up and running for the start of next season," chief executive Heys told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"The biggest thing is it's going to make the stadium look like a Football League stadium.
"For too long we have almost acted as a non-league club in the Football League. That's kept costs down but there comes a time when, if you are serious about staying in the Football League, you've got to have a Football League ground, Football League facilities and a good pitch to play on.
"The people at the club have got to act as though they're at a Football League club, too. Everyone sees us as that little club between Blackburn and Burnley. It's almost a bit of sympathy. We want to get away from that."