Deals for Brighton old boys
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brighton have agreed deals with four of their most experienced players for next season.
Brighton & Hove Albion have handed deals to four of their most experienced players in their bid to bounce back to The Championship.
Captain Charlie Oatway (pictured) and fellow midfielders Richard Carpenter and Gary Hart and centre back Guy Butters have all agreed new one-year contracts to keep them at the club for next season.
Veteran full back Jason Dodd, midfielder Alexis Nicolas and strikers Mark McCammon and Chris McPhee have been released, while striker Federico Turienzo is set to pursue a career in Italy.
Argentinian Turienzo has had his contract at The Withdean terminated by mutual consent after making just one starting appearance in the league all season.
"We've assessed the squad and feel that those who have been retained give us a balance between experience and youth, but still leaves us enough opportunity to strengthen the squad - which we will be redoubling our efforts to do so," Seagulls boss Mark McGhee said.
McGhee has the task of blending his promising youngsters with the older talent like versatile defender Kerry Mayo.
The 28-year-old is set to play his testimonial this summer, but is yet to decide on the offer of a new one-year deal for the League One outfit next season.