Bristol Rovers: Six players told they can leave League One club

Mark McChrystal
Mark McChrystal (right) has been with Bristol Rovers since January 2013

Bristol Rovers have told six players they can leave the League One club.

Manager Darrell Clarke told said: "I've told Mark McChrystal, Will Puddy, Liam Lawrence, Jermaine Easter, Tyler Lyttle and Jay Malpas they will no longer be considered for first-team selection."

Defender McChrystal, 32, and goalkeeper Puddy, 29, both started Saturday's loss at Fleetwood, while striker Easter, 35, was a second-half substitute.

Midfielder Lawrence, 35, was also on the bench for the same league game.

Clarke added: "It was a tough decision to make, but by making it now it gives these players, who remain under contract with Bristol Rovers, the opportunity to find themselves a new club."