Alex announce double departure
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alex are assessing their squad following relegation and are undecided on a number of out of contract players. But MacAuley and Thomas (pictured) have been told that they are no longer needed at Gresty Road.
"We won't be offering Geoff a new contract but we will honour his present one and help him to overcome his present injury," said manager Dario Gradi.
"I think he has enjoyed it here and if it wasn't for him I don't think we would have the Cup run. He also scored some important goals and his experience has been good around the place.
"I don't know what his future plans, but he can stay here and get fit.
"I have been in constant discussions with the chairman and the board about the players we will be retaining and letting go. That will be sorted out in the next few weeks - but the only player who is in the team and out of contract is Shaun Smith.
"I will be having talks with Shaun and the other players in due course. I'm sure there will be other players, who are not out of contract who will want to discuss their futures with me."
Other out of contract players who are yet to resolve their futures are Paul Tait, Phil Charnock, Kevin Street, Richard Walker, Phil Trainer and John Grant.