Tranmere to release five
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graham Allen, Sean Connelly, Shane Nicholson, Alex Hay and Mickey Mellon will all leave Prenton Park at the end of the current campaign.
''Of the 12 players out of contract in the summer, seven have already been offered new terms,'' Little told the club's official website.
''Of the remaining five players, four of them have not been offered contracts and one, Mickey Mellon, has been given the option of finding another club or potentially talking to me if and when he has an offer in the bag.
''It's been a very difficult decision to make but as I've said before, it's my job to try and improve the team for next season."
Little continued to discuss how he had already earmarked several replacements for those departing.
''In the case of Sean Connelly and Graham Allen, who have played quite a few games for me, then I have earmarked a right-back and a centre-back who I feel will strengthen the team,'' continued Little.
''They were difficult decisions but I have got an idea of players and have already made enquires about those I want to bring to the club.''