Jimmy Nicholl has begun his plans for life in the 2nd Division after releasing 6 first team players this week - David Hay, Richard Vauls, Bob Malcolm, Lee Makel, Stevie Crawford and John Dempster.
Long-serving David Hay joined the club from Brechin City in 2005 and won 3 promotions during his 6-year spell at Central Park. He was again the number 1 for the majority of the 1st Division campaign and made his 201st league appearance againt Brechin last week.
John Dempster was a January 2008 signing from Stenhousemuir and the popular forward's goals played a key part in the Blue Brazil's climb from the 3rd to the 1st Division.
19-year old Northern-Irish full-back Ritchie Vauls signed up at Central Park last summer from Stafford Rangers but failed to establish himself in the 1st team.
Veterans Lee Makel (38) and Stevie Crawford (37) joined up from Ostersunds FK and East Fife respectively during the January transfer window while former Ranger Bob Malcolm signed in March but spent most of his spell on the sidelines due to a back injury.
Thanks to all players for their efforts.
Nicholl has offered contracts to the remainder of his squad with a number expected to put pen-to-paper in the coming weeks while Lewis Coult is under contract along with young full-timers Kyle Miller, Steven Bennett, Liam Callaghan, Lewis Milne and Jamie Pyper.