Lee Beevers: Full-back among seven released by Mansfield

Lee Beevers
Mansfield Town defender Lee Beevers made 41 appearances for the League Two club this season

Mansfield Town have released seven players, including defenders Lee Beevers and Martin Riley.

Full-back Beevers, 31, made 110 appearances for the Stags since signing from Walsall in 2012.

Former Chesterfield and Wrexham centre-half Riley, 26, featured in 38 games for Mansfield this season, as they finished 21st in League Two.

Ricky Ravenhill, Alex Fisher, Sascha Studer, Simon Heslop and Michael Raynes are the other players leaving the club.

Defender John Dempster has retired to take up a position as academy manager, while loanees Callum Elder, Terry Hawkridge, Vadaine Oliver and Lenny Pidgeley have also departed.

Mansfield's confirmed list for 2015/16
Contracted (4): Joe Fitzpatrick, Dan Fletcher, Corbin Shires, Jack Thomas
Option taken to extend contract (2): Reggie Lambe, Ryan Tafazolli
Youth team players offered professional contracts (2): Anthony Dwyer, Chris Spencer

Meanwhile the Stags have offered new terms to seven out of contract players, and four more are set to enter negotiations.external-link

Junior Brown, Chris Clements, Liam Marsden, Jamie McGuire, Ollie Palmer, Matt Rhead and Ritchie Sutton will consider deals, while Rakish Bingham and Liam Hearn will discuss their futures with the club later in the week.

Matty Blair and Luke Jones will discuss new contracts subject to them returning to full fitness.

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