WANDERERS have announced that 13 players will be released this summer – including club skipper Matt Mills, striker Craig Davies and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Neil Lennon has cleared the decks, starting with the man who wore the captain’s armband for most of last season.

Mills made 97 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals, and is wanted by Nottingham Forest and Fulham.

Lonergan was also regarded as Lennon’s number one for the majority of last term, making 32 appearances.

And Davies – who was the club’s second top-scorer last season with six goals – is another surprising name on the list, his release no doubt triggered by injury problems suffered in the last few months.

Higher earners Jermaine Beckford and Keith Andrews were released as expected but the exit of a handful of young players also came out of the blue.

Chris Lester, Luke Woodland and Georg Iliev had experience of senior football.

Glenn Matthews, Ryan Sellers, James Ball, Carl Kennedy and Keiran Nolan have also left the club.

Wanderers have confirmed that Darren Pratley, Adam Bogdan, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Emile Heskey are in contract talks, while Quade Taylor has signed an extension to his professional contract.