Shrimpers confirm retain list
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Jenkins, Jamie Stuart, David McSweeney and Leke Odunsi have all been told they have no futures at Roots Hall.
"That's the hardest thing I've ever had to do," said manager Steve Tilson (pictured).
"They're a great set of lads but they don't fit in with my plans of what we're trying to achieve here next season. But I'm sure they will get new clubs and I wish them all the best for the future."
"I've been talking to an experienced centre half and if everything goes to plan he will sign next week, I'm also looking to have another forward at the club by next weekend."
Mark Warren, Che Wilson and James Corbett are the players offered new terms, while Nicky Nicolau looks set to sign a one year deal after impressing during a loan spell from Arsenal.
Kevin Maher, Leon Cort, Leon Constantine and Jay Smith have all been offered two-year deals and are yet to inform the club of their decisions to accept them.