Youngsters learn their fate

Last updated : 26 April 2007 By Dave Moore
Young strikers Deane Smalley and Lewis Alessandra, midfielder Ashley Kelly and centre back Marcus Holness have all been offered one year professional deals for next season. All four are second year scholars.

Goalkeeper Ryan Smith, defender Shaun Beeley and striker Kallum Higginbotham have all been told that they will not be retained by the club.

Out of contract first year professionals midfielder Michael Pearson and striker Matty Wolfenden have both been informed that they will be retained and have been offered one year deals, whereas Chris Baguley, Terry Smith, Chris Lever and Matty Barlow (pictured) have all been told that their contracts will not be renewed.