Port Vale manager Micky Adams will have talks with his players next week but he has appealed to those offered a new contract to stay and help fire the club to promotion next season.
Adams told the Sentinel:
“They’ll find out if they’ll be staying or going, and we’ll take it from there.
“I like to think we have created an environment where players enjoy working, and the players understand what we are trying to do.
“If I was a player here and I saw a new chairman coming in, promising funds for players to mount a serious promotion challenge then I would want to stay.
“It has been a long time since the club had success and maybe next season could be our year.
“Whether you are successful or not, there are always casualties at football clubs, it is inevitable,” he explained.
“You can’t always keep everyone you want to keep.
“It’s not nice sometimes, telling people they have no future with you, but it has to happen to make sure the club evolves.”