Veteran Peterborough United winger David Farrell and striker Richard Logan have been released by new boss Keith Alexander.
Fan-favourite Farrell, 34, made 267 league starts in nine seasons at London Road, but Alexander has decided against renewing the Posh stalwart's contract because of his age.
Former Boston United striker Logan, 24, scored 17 goals in his time with The Posh and made 36 starts for the club.
"Dave and Richard have obviously been here a long time and it is always a difficult decision to allow anyone to leave, but they are the ones out of contract and we need to free up some space in the squad for fresh faces," Alexander told the club website.
"It is not a pleasant job, especially when the players have been good servants, particularly in Farrell's case.
"Dave can still do a job at a good level and I have said that he can come back for pre-season training if he hasn't fixed himself up with another club."
United narrowly missed out on the League Two play-offs last term, and the boss is determined to strengthen for the coming season.
"I am talking to one or two players, but it will be pre-season training before we see any more fresh faces," he revealed.
"The club rightly don't want to pay the wages during the summer, so it will be the end of the month before any more arrivals."