LEVER CONSIDERING OFFER TO HAVE CONTRACT PAID UP
Stags release quartet
STAGS player-manager Keith Curle this week released four of the club's defenders.
Dave Jervis, Adam Holyoak and Dion Scott have all accepted offers to pay up their contracts while Mark Lever is considering his offer.
Jervis and Holyoak had come through the club's youth ranks while Scott has not had a first team look-in since dislocating his shoulder shortly after joining from Walsall in the summer.
Lever was brought in from Bristol City in August to help try to stem the alarming number of goals conceded in the first three games.
But the goals continued to flow in and he has played only once since Curle's arrival last month - in the first game at Crewe.
"I want to give these players a head start in finding a new club before anyone else does," said Curle.
"There will be a lot of players out of work this year. So I have been honest and fair with them and told them I can't see them playing in my first team and, with their contracts up in the summer, those contracts will not be renewed.
"Three of them are young lads. Mark Lever is a more experienced player but his attitude has been spot on in the dressing room and I am trying to look after him.
"I still have decisions to make on the other players whose contracts are up this summer."