As clubs announce their retained lists for 2018 a number of Port Vale connections will be making moves this summer.
Macclesfield Town are set to play the Valiants next season after their promotion to the Football League and they have offered deals to three former Vale players – defender George Pilkington and Keith Lowe plus midfield veteran Danny Whitaker.
Mansfield Town meanwhile have released former Vale loanee Will Atkinson.
Former club captain Doug Loft has been released by Colchester United after an injury-plagued spell.
Two former goalkeepers have both been released – promotion-winner Chris Neal has been given a free transfer by League One side Fleetwood Town while former youth teamer Harry Pickering has been released by Forest Green Rovers.
Also in League One, former winger Byron Moore has been released by Bristol Rovers.