Billy Clarke and Paul Jones among 11 Crawley Town exits

Billy Clarke is one of 11 players out the door at Crawley Town. Below: Sergio Torres says goodbye after the final game on Saturday

Billy Clarke is one of 11 players out the door at Crawley Town. Below: Sergio Torres says goodbye after the final game on Saturday

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There will be wholesale changes at Crawley Town next season after confirmation that 11 players have not been offered new contracts and will be leaving.

Billy Clarke, Mark Connolly, goalkeeper Paul Connolly, Gary Dicker, Rory Fallon, Paul Jones, Louis John, Johnny Maddison, Alex Malins, Jonte Smith and Sergio Torres all see their contracts run out and will not be retained.

Crawley V Bristol City 3-4-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140305-210626004

Crawley V Bristol City 3-4-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-140305-210626004

And there is likely to be further exits with the following players having been offered new deals and given until the end of May to make their decision: Dannie Bulman, Mike Jones, Jamie Proctor and Mat Sadler.

Currently only seven players are contracted for next season, they are: Andy Drury, Connor Essam, Kyle McFadzean, Josh Simpson and Joe Walsh, who will stay along with former academy players Ryan Richefond and Bradley Isaacs.

The three loan players Matt Tubbs, Jeffrey Monakana and Gwion Edwards will all return to their parent clubs unless new deals can be made with manager John Gregory having expressed an interest keeping the trio.

Gregory said: “Telling players they haven’t been offered a new contract is one of the hardest aspects of management and it does not get any easier over time, believe me.

“We will have a competitive playing budget for next season but unfortunately some of the players who have been part of the journey this club has been on for the last few years will not be with us. I need to reinvigorate and refresh the squad.

“On behalf of the club and the supporters, I would like to express my thanks to those players who are leaving us for their service to Crawley Town FC and wish them all the best for their futures.

“The job of re-shaping the squad and the back room team for next season is underway.

“There will be new faces and I’m sure our fans will be as supportive of them as they have of the players who have served this football club so well in the past.”