SHRIMPS’ manager Jim Bentley has announced his retained and released list.
After talks on Sunday morning with the full squad five players have been allowed to leave with Bentley keen to keep the nucleus of the squad that finished the season so strongly together.
He said: “It is always a tough time of year and I want to thank all those who will be leaving for their efforts while with us.
“Vadaine Oliver has made the most appearances of those leaving but he did advise us that he wanted to move closer to his family roots and we fully appreciated that fact and he leaves with our best wishes for the future as they all do.
“We have offered new deals to a large chunk of our squad and it would be great to keep as many of them as possible with us. There is a fantastic bond there at the moment and I think the lads will only continue to improve - hopefully with us.’’
The following out of contract players will be offered new deals: Aaron Wildig, Andy Fleming, Luke Conlan, Mark Halstead, Kevin Ellison, Jordan Cranston, Zak Mills, Barry Roche, A-Jay Leitch-Smith and Aaron Collins.
The following players remain in contract: Sam Lavelle, Ritchie Sutton, Steven Old, Andrew Tutte, Rhys Oates.
One year options will be activated on: Carlos Mendes-Gomes, Lamine Jagne, Kyle Hawley and Tyler Brownsword.
The following players have been allowed to leave: Adam Campbell, Vadaine Oliver, Dawid Szczepaniak, James Sinclair and Ben Hedley.
The following loan players have returned to their parent clubs: Richie Bennett, Liam Mandeville, Sam Dalby Paul McKay and Piero Mingoia.
Talks are ongoing with Alex Kenyon.