Mark Hughes, Andy Wright, Ryan Williams, Jack Sampson, Declan Watson, Will Bell and Marcus Marshall join Padraig Amond on the released list
MORECAMBE boss Jim Bentley has released eight players.
Joining Padraig Amond on the released list are: Mark Hughes, Andy Wright, Ryan Williams, Jack Sampson, Declan Watson, Will Bell and Marcus Marshall.
Kevin Ellison and Andy Fleming have signed new contracts while Bentley is in negotiations with Andreas Arestidou and Chris Doyle while Stewart Drummond has retired.
Bentley said: “This is always a tough time of the year because you have to make some very difficult decisions and you end up saying goodbye to some players that have done a tremendous job for the club over a couple of seasons.
"Everyone that is on that list has contributed to what this team has achieved over the last couple of years. We thank them all for their dedication and valuable contribution and everyone at the club really does wish them well for the future.''
Ellison and Fleming have both signed new one year contracts with Fleming's deal including the option of a second year depending on appearances next season.
Bentley said: "Kev had another great season for us and is still an inspiration on and off the pitch while Andy has been excellent again and is still one who can get better and better in that midfield role.''