Alan Marriott is one of seven re-signed by Mansfield Town

Alan Marriott

Mansfield Town have re-signed seven players on one-year deals next season.

Goalkeeper Alan Marriott, 34, defender Ritchie Sutton, 26, midfielders Anthony Howell, 25, Ross Dyer, 24, and Lindon Meikle, 24, and strikers Matt Rhead, 27, Ben Hutchinson, 24, are staying.

The Stags have also offered one-year deals to player-coach Andy Todd, 33, defenders Luke O'Neill, 20, and Martin Riley, 23.

Boss Paul Cox said he was "chuffed" the nucleus of the squad were staying.

O'Neill has been the subject of a bid from Championship side Burnley and is expected to be on the move at some point during the summer.

The Stags finished third in the Blue Square Premier this season, but were beaten by York City in the two-legged play-off semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Stags have released Matt Bell, Sam Craven, Joe Kendrick, Danny Mitchley, Adam Smith and Jon Worthington.external-link