Wilson puts five on the transfer list
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The five players put on the list include a surprise in midfielder Mickey Bell, who has had a fine season with the West Country club, having recently been named is the PFA's Division Two Select XI for the current campaign along with team-mate Scott Murray.
The list also includes Wilson's first signing at Ashton Gate in defender Mark Lever, who joined The Robins on a free transfer from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2000.
His spell with City has been plagued by a knee injury that left him out most of last season. Lever made only 29 appearances this season.
Wilson has also made Lee Matthews, Simon Clist, and Steve Jones available - Matthews joined City from Leeds last season in a £70,000 move while Jones was signed by former Robins boss Tony Pulis for £450,000 from Charlton in the summer of 1999.
Clist joined Bristol City's Academy from Tottenham and was a regular in the squad last season, but has fallen out of favour this campaign.
On the move to list the five players, Wilson told the Bristol City official website: "I won't be going into individual reasons why each player is going on the list.
"It's fair to say that we have to change things around for next season and that means creating some space to bring in new players.
"Our financial situation means this is a decision that had to be taken and it should not be seen as a reflection on the ability of the players put on the list.
"All of them are still under contract and we will be looking for fees for the majority of them.
"They are not being kicked out, but we are making other clubs aware that they are available.
"Before talking about bringing players in, we have to see what interest there is.
"We have targets identified, but it remains to be seen whether we can go out and get them.
"If we're going to move forward then this sort of thing has to happen.
"We're making players available and whether they stay or go is up to other clubs now," Wilson added to BBC Radio Bristol.
Young striker Kayode Odejayi has joined Damien Spencer in being released by The Robins.
Odejayi, who is the cousin of former Bristol City and current Crystal Palace striker Ade Akinbiyi, failed to break into the first-team while at Ashton Gate.