NEIL Lennon plans to tackle “contract problems” at Wanderers in the coming weeks in an effort to hold on to some key first team players.

Several established senior stars could walk away for nothing next summer, or open talks with other clubs from the start of next month.

Notable names on the list include Chung-Yong Lee, Matt Mills, Andy Lonergan, Adam Bogdan, Neil Danns, Craig Davies, Josh Vela and Darren Pratley.

Lennon says he has already had preliminary discussions with a couple of players but admits he cannot invest too much time and energy on contract matters until the club’s league position is improved.

But the prospect of losing some of the names who have established themselves on the team-sheet in his early days at the club is nagging away at the Northern Irishman, and he is now looking to address the situation as quickly as he can.

“I have been giving it some thought,” he told The Bolton News. “We’ve spoken to one or two individuals about their position and we’re waiting on those players coming back to us.

“There are some big players on that list. At the minute I think we should be concentrating on the football but it is important to have a look at things going forward to next season.”

Wanderers have six games remaining in 2014, three at home and three away. They are finishing the year strongly having lost just twice since Lennon replaced Dougie Freedman in mid-October.

They remain 21st in the table, however, hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference, so have little margin for error.

It seems unlikely the Whites will add to their squad before today’s loan deadline, with the manager happy to continue assessing his players until the transfer window reopens.

Eidur Gudjohnsen would be allowed to sign for the club at any time, as he is currently a free agent.

Lennon has no complaints about the attitude or performances of the players who are coming to the end of their current deal.

“They are playing brilliantly at the moment, I wonder why?” he joked. “No, it’s not an issue for me.

“At the moment I want to address the position we’re in. But there are contract problems on that front that we need to deal with too.”

Meanwhile the club has announced plans to offer discounted ticket prices for the home fixture against Ipswich Town on December 13.

Seats cost £20 for adults and £15 for concessions, whilst under-18s are £5.