Torquay United put six players on the transfer list

Torquay United boss Chris Hargreaves has transfer listed six experienced players after the club was relegated from the Football League.

Dale Tonge, Jordan Chapell, Aaron Downes, Nathan Craig, Karl Hawley and Shaun Cooper were all midway through deals which run until June 2015.

Craig is the longest-serving member of the group, having joined the Gulls in February 2012 under Martin Ling.

Tonge, Chapell and Hawley were signed by Alan Knill last summer.

Downes signed in the summer of 2012 while Cooper was brought in as a free agent by Hargreaves earlier this year.

"I feel that these lads are not in my plans going forward and I don't want to stand in their way, so the easiest way to gauge interest is by putting them on the transfer list," Hargreaves told the club website.

"We will see what happens and if nobody comes in for them and they start back here for pre-season, then no problem, but there has to be changes.

"We have been relegated and there are reasons behind that, so we need to sort it out, clear up the wage bill and bring in new players.

"There are some good players on the list and I expect to see them attract interest. There are others that we have spoken to and some we still have to make a final decision on."