FIVE STAY, FIVE GO AS WRIGHT SETTLES IN
By Steve Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Among the players advised to find a new club are midfielder Peter Fear, who may now link up with former boss Joe Kinnear at Luton Town. Fear, 27, has been plagued by injury and indiscipline since joining United from The Dons in 1999 and his release will doubtless attract the attentions of the Bedfordshire club.
Journeyman striker Steve Anthrobus will also be leaving the U's, along with veteran former Arsenal centre half Andy Linighan, now 38, and defensive colleague Lee Jarman.
The players to be offered new packages are Dean Whitehead, Chris Hackett, Jamie Brooks, Simon King and Sam Ricketts. In light of Mark Wright's recent appointment as Oxford manager, Rob Folland and Matt Murphy will now be given opportunities to prove that they too are worthy of new deals.