HARTLEPOOL United have announced their retained list - with Jack Compton, Marlon Harewood, Tommy Miller and Stuart Parnaby all axed.
Darren Holden and Jonny Maxted have also been released by the Sky Bet League Two side as manager Ronnie Moore looks to reshape his squad after narrowly avoiding relegation.
A statement on the club website said: “The chairman and everyone at the club would like to thank all of the above players for their services and commitment and wish them all the very best for the future.”
Meanwhile, the club has exercised the options on the following first team players who will remain at the club for the 2015-16 campaign:
The following players remain under contract with the Pools for next season:
Club officials have confirmed that discussions are continuing with other remaining first team players, including Matthew Bates, Jonathan Franks and Neil Austin.