Barnsley release seven
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Nottingham Forest chief has been ruthless in his evaluation of the current Tykes first-team set-up and has told several players that their futures lie elsewhere.
Out-of-contract players Peter Handyside, Craig Ireland, Garry Monk, Alex Neil, Tony Gallimore, Steve Hayward, Dean Gorre and Brian O'Callaghan have been told that they will not be having their contracts renewed.
Non-contract custodian Danny Alcock has also been released.
Meanwhile, Kevin Betsy and Chris Lumsdon, both with still a year on their contracts, have been told they are also free to find another club.
''It is a very difficult time of the year for everybody in football and I am aware of the significance of the decisions for both the club and the players concerned,'' Hart told the club's official website.
''I've given the whole situation a great deal of thought in recent weeks and am working on the best way to take the club forward.''
However, Hart has opted to extend the contracts of a trio of Oakwell stars, Antony Kay, Neil Austin and Jacob Burns.