Eddie Johnson was the big-name casualty this afternoon as Stuart McCall swung the axe through his City squad.

High-earner Johnson, pictured, was among 13 players to be released by McCall, along with the likes of Darren Williams, Paul Evans, Tom Penford and Alex Rhodes.

Barry Conlon and Kyle Nix are the only senior players coming out of contract to be offered new ones. There are also deals on the table for Luke Medley, Luke O'Brien and Sean Taylforth.

Johnson played 71 times since joining City two years ago, scoring eight goals. But having arrived as a striker, he has appeared most of this season in central midfield.

Right back Williams has made 31 appearances and midfielder Evans 28 in his second spell at the club.

Craig Bentham and Scott Phelan are both out the door as well as all three contracted keepers - Donovan Ricketts, Ben Saynor and Jamie Waite - and youngsters David Brown, Luke Morgan and Damian Hopkins.

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