Former Vale striker Billy Paynter is one of five players released by Championship side Doncaster Rovers while Sam Collins takes up a coaching role.
Paynter heads Rovers release list
Striker Paynter joins Jordan Binns, Evan Finnegan, Joshua Meade and Chris Whincop in being released by Rovers.
Paynter made his Port Vale first-team debut at the age of 16 and has been linked with a possible summer return to the Valiants.
Friday is the deadline for clubs to announce their retained list.
Former Vale defender Sam Collins is to take up a coaching role with Hartlepool United.
The veteran defender will work with first-team and reserve players.
“It was an opportunity too good to turn down,” Collins told the official website.