Colne’s Bradley Roscoe has been released by Fleetwood Town.
But the Cod Army’s Development Squad boss Barry Nicholson has pledged to help find new clubs for the young players allowed to leave Highbury.
Roscoe is joined by Aleks Gogic, Conor Smith, Keir Dickson, Harvey Hodd, Matty Williams and Max Cartwright, and former Preston North End midfielder Nicholson said: “It’s been a tough decision.
“I just hope we can help these lads who have been released.
“I want to speak to other managers about them and try to get them playing elsewhere because they’re great lads.
“I wish them all the very best.
“We feel the ones we’ve kept have got an opportunity to progress at this club.
“With no loan system next season (outside the transfer windows), it’s really important we get the right players in at development level who can really push the first team.
“The ultimate goal is to push them into Steven Pressley’s squad, so it’s a great opportunity for them and one I’m looking forward to.”
Roscoe, 19, joined Fleetwood last summer after two years with Preston, and earned a place on the bench for Town’s 2-1 defeat at Burton Albion in March, where he was an unused substitute.
The defender – whose father Neville was a member of Colne Dynamoes’ FA Vase-winning side at Wembley in 1988 – enjoyed a loan spell at Conference North side AFC Fylde earlier in the season.
He joined up in mid-November and made six appearances, all starts, for Dave Challinor’s side.