McCall makes squad choices
Stuart McCall has begun preparations for next season by offering new deals to a number of his key men.
Last Updated: 06/05/09 8:54pm
Bradford boss Stuart McCall has begun preparations for next season by offering new deals to a number of his key men.
Zesh Rehman, who spent the last three months of the 2008/09 campaign on loan at Valley Parade from Queens Park Rangers, is one of those the Bantams manager is hoping to retain.
Matthew Clarke, Lee Bullock, Luke O'Brien, Joe Colbeck, Leon Osbourne and Jon McLaughlin also get offers, while youngsters Luke Sharry and Matthew Convey will be given six-month deals.
Top scorer Peter Thorne is set to hold talks with McCall next week in an effort to thrash out his future.
Rhys Evans and Mark Bower have been released, as have Paul Heckingbottom and Barry Conlon.
Kyle Nix has not been offered an extension but will be allowed to try his luck again in pre-season should he fail to find a new club.
McCall is also keen to keep Nicky Law, Dean Furman and Steve Jones, while moving on Paul McLaren, Graeme Lee and Michael Boulding, as he looks to work within the constraints of a tight budget.
"Just because people are getting offers, it doesn't mean they will accept them. They are going to be on reduced money but that's the way of the world at the moment," he told the Telegraph and Argus.
"But hopefully we can offer something that's a good enough incentive package to keep them."