Midfielder Dale Gorman has rejected a new contract offer from Yeovil Town and is one of six players who will leave the club.
Strikers Reuben Reid and Adi Yussuf, full-back Mark Little and the versatile Jordan Barnett and Alex Bradley have been released by new manager Chris Hargreaves, the club confirmed on Friday night.
Winger Charlie Wakefield and midfielder Matt Worthington have both been offered new contracts and are yet to give the club an answer.
The announcement follows confirmation that playmaker Lawson D’Ath has re-signed for the 2022-23 campaign.
Even before the club officially confirmed Little’s exit, League of Wales side Penybont, who also have ex-Glovers’ loanee Shaun MacDonald, announced he would join them next season.
✍️ We’re glad to announce the signing of Mark Little who will join us upon expiry of his contact at @YTFC.
Mark is an experienced defender with over 200 appearances in the EFL for Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Bristol City, Peterborough and Wolves
— Penybont FC (@PenybontFC_) June 3, 2022
Northern Irishman Gorman made more than 40 appearances last season having joined from Glentoran, linking up with his old Stevenage manager Darren Sarll. It would be little surprised to see the pair reunited at Woking.
Reid and Yussuf managed just 11 goals between them with Yussuf weighing in with eight (including a questionable one in the derby draw with W*ymouth at Huish Park), but neither have impressed.
Barnett is perhaps a surprise name among those listed although he is still presently the subject of an FA charge having allegedly made 138 bets on football matches over a period of more than three years.
The decisions of both Wakefield and Worthington will be closely watched by Glovers’ fans.
Players released :
Remaining under contract or contract extension triggered:
Contracts offered and accepted:
Contract offers made:
Matt Worthington (awaiting response)
Charlie Wakefield (awaiting response)
Dale Gorman (rejected and will be departing the club)