Mansfield Town have released a number of the teams regular starters from the 2019/20 season as the Radford’s get to work on their plans for what lies ahead post coronavirus lockdown.
With League Two clubs voting last week to close the season with immediate effect the EFL since issued a statement to suggest they will consider the majority of the clubs preferred approach to terminate the campaign at the leagues next board meeting.
This is likely to mean Mansfield (who were pretty much certain regardless) are safe for another season of fourth tier football and the club yesterday announced their intentions on who to keep and let go ahead of the summer transfer window.
Major players to leave the club include former Notts County Midfielder Neal Bishop and striker Craig Davies whilst both Goalkeepers Conrad Logan and Robert Olejnik have been released along with Krystian Pearce, Otis Khan, Alex MacDonald, Matt Preston, Hayden White and youngsters Omari Sterling-James and Noah Stokes.
The Stags have retained the services of Andy Cook, Kellan Gordon, Jimmy Knowles, Tyrese Sinclair and Ryan Sweeney who were all in long term contracts whilst the likes of Mal Benning, Harry Charsley, James Clarke, CJ Hamilton, Jason Law, Danny Rose, Aidan Stone and Willem Tomlinson have all agreed on the option to stay at Field Mill.
The club are currently negotiating with Tom Fielding, Jordan Graham, Lewis Gibbens, Nicky Maynard, Joe Riley, Alistair Smith and Aiden Walker whilst loanees Jack Evans and Kelland Watts have both returned to their parent clubs.
*Main image @SkyFootball experienced midfielder Neal Bishop is one of those to be released.