New Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd revealed he has released defender Ashley Westwood and midfielder Chris Arthur.
Crewe midfielder Lee Bell says he is ready to share the captain's job with David Artell and Ashley Westwood next season.
Calvin Zola heads a list of eight players set to be released by Crewe following the release of the retained list.
Ashley Westwood has re-joined Crewe Alexandra, penning a short-term deal with the League Two club.
Crewe manager Dario Gradi has not ruled out signing former Sheffield Wednesday defender Ashley Westwood.
Five players have been told they can leave League Two outfit Chester
Chester are ready to recall Ashley Westwood as they believe he is not receiving enough playing time at Port Vale.
Ashley Westwood believes he has what it takes to persuade Port Vale boss Martin Foyle he is worthy of a permanent deal.