Doncaster Rovers release James Hayter and John Oster

James Hayter

Doncaster Rovers have released eight players including forward James Hayter and midfielder John Osterexternal-link following their relegation from the Championship.

Hayter, 32, made 165 league appearances in five years at the Keepmoat.

The other players leaving the club are James Chambers, Mustapha Dumbuya, Sam Hird, Simon Gillet, Adam Lockwood and Paul Keegan.

Liam Wakefield, Jordan Ball, Jonathan Maxted, Andrew McCormick, Patrick Mullen have been offered new deals.

Rovers boss Dean Saunders has already started looking to sign new players and has had discussions with former Reading and Hull City midfielder James Harper and Altrincham striker Damien Reeves.

"I've spoken to James and talks went well. He's a good lad," Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"He's an experienced player and I don't know if we'll be able to afford him because of the wages he was on with Hull.

"Damien's scored 44 goals last season and he's from Doncaster. He started with Leeds and got a bad injury so he dropped into the Conference.

"He could be a player we take a bit of a punt on. You look at people like Craig Mackail-Smith and Ian Wright, who've stepped out of the non-league and it's just about someone taking a chance on them."

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