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Shola Ameobi, Adam Collin and Jonathan Forte among players to be released by Notts County

Joe Jones

Shola Ameobi, Rob Milsom, Adam Collin, Carl Dickinson and Jonathan Forte are among the players who will not be at Notts County next season as the club published their end-of-season retained list.

All the players met with manager Kevin Nolan on Tuesday and a total of 11 senior players have been axed ahead of the new campaign.

Meanwhile, Fans' Player of the Season Matt Tootle has penned a new deal at the club which will take him to 2020, while another six who were due to be out of contract have been offered extensions.

"I can't thank the lads enough for their committed efforts in my first full season here at Notts County" Nolan told the official website.

"These decisions are some of the hardest, if not the hardest, we make as a management team and it's never an easy time for everyone involved.

"I would like to put on record my thanks to all of the players who are moving on and wish them all the best for their future."

Chairman and owner Alan Hardy added: "On behalf of the club we would like to thank all the players for their efforts this season, and for those players leaving us we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.

"I'm very confident in the decisions we have made and that we will have the start of a squad which is capable of continuing with the progress this club has made in the past 16 months."

Here is Notts County's retained list following the conclusion of the 2017/18 League Two campaign.

Under contract

Lewis Alessandra
Shaun Brisley
Terry Hawkridge
Elliott Hewitt
Noor Husin
Liam Noble
Jon Stead
Matt Tootle

Out of contract, offered new contract

Pierce Bird
Richard Duffy
Ross Fitzsimons
Dan Jones
Michael O'Connor
Branislav Pindroch

Out of contract, released

Shola Ameobi
Adam Collin
Carl Dickinson
Mike Edwards
Jonathan Forte
Elliot Hodge
Nicky Hunt
Rob Milsom
Callum Saunders
Alan Smith
Curtis Thompson

Loans expired

Mason Bennett
Jorge Grant
Ben Hall
Matty Virtue

Apprentices offered development contracts

Harry Bugg
Remaye Campbell
Declan Dunn
Alex Howes
Sam Osborne

Apprentices released

Dominic Brown-Hill
Peter Dearle
Ryan Ebanks
Curtis Hall
Jordon Richards
Joe Searson-Smithard
Edwin Towers

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It’s sad to see forte go I really like him a nice bloke a good player and I think if he had been retained he would have improved. 

And Shola I’m sad to see him go always thought he was comitted to the team and was a fan favourite. 

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