WANDERERS are ready to confirm the release of four second-year scholars, including full-back Joe White.

The club – who announced they had given four new professional deals on Friday – are understood to have told White, Kwame Osigwe, De’Marlio Brown-Sterling and Myles Edmondson they will not be retained. It is not yet known whether striker Eddie Brown, who was also on a scholar contract, will be offered a professional deal.

Eighteen-year-old White made five appearances for Wanderers this season, including a memorable ‘man of the match’ debut against Wycombe on the opening day.

It is understood that his agent is already in talks with a few options about a contract next season and that the youngster is confident he will find a new club.

Midfielder Brown-Sterling, aged 18, also made four appearances at the start of the season, making his full debut against Ipswich Town.

Wanderers will retain the services of Matt Alexander, Sonny Graham, Adam Senior and Callum King-Harmes after confirming they had signed their first professional contracts at the end of last week.

All eyes are now on another of this season’s scholars, Ronan Darcy, who sources at the club say is still in talks about a professional deal at the University of Bolton Stadium despite interest from elsewhere.