Although there is still one game of the current season still to play, against Millwall on Sunday, manager Darrell Clarke is already planning for next season.
He has made contract offers to the following players for next season; Ellis Harrison, Rory Gaffney, James Clarke, Ryan Broom and Alfie Kilgour.
However the following players have not received an offer; Will Puddy, Bob Harris, Danny Greenslade, Cristian Montano, Dominic Thomas, Jermaine Easter, Jamie Lucas and Jake Gosling.
Speaking at the training ground this morning, Darrell said; “It’s always difficult to make decisions such as this.
“I have been doing it for a number of years now and it doesn’t get any easier. As far as the players who have not received an offer are concerned, I would like to say that they have been a credit to themselves and the club whilst they have been with us.
“They have worked incredibly hard and have always given their best and I wish them all every success for the future.”
All other players are under contract to the club, but there are two senior members of the squad who have been made coaching offers, Lee Mansell and Steve Mildenhall.
Mansell has been offered the role Professional Development Phase Coach in our Academy and will work alongside Tom Parrinello with our U-18 squad.
Mildenhall has been offered the role of goalkeeping coach and will work with the clubs first team goalkeepers and those in the U-21 squad.