Brighton let 10 go

Wilkins cuts his squad

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Brighton boss Dean Wilkins has started his rebuilding for next season by releasing 10 players.

Seagulls stalwarts Kerry Mayo, who made 410 appearances for the club, Guy Butters and Gary Hart were amongst those released.

Paul Reid, Sam Rents, David Martot, Sonny Cobbs, Lloyd Skinner, Chris Winterton and Shane McFaul were also told they would not have their deals renewed.

Not easy

"It's never easy making these type of decisions, particularly when it comes to players who have served the club so well for a number of years - but we have given each individual decision very careful consideration," Wilkins told the club's official website.

"It is the nature of the game that to be competitive we have to make these sort of tough decisions.

"It may sound like hollow words, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of the players for their professionalism and service to the club and wish them well for the future."