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Six to leave Grecians

Exeter City have announced that six players are leaving the club, including four forwards.

Sam Parkin, John O'Flynn, Alan Gow and Elliott Chamberlain will head to pastures new this summer along with midfielder Jacob Jagger Cane and left-back Jacob Wannell who failed to break into the side having come through the youth system.

While Wannell, Jagger Cane and Chamberlain barely featured for the first team, O'Flynn and Parkin managed just seven goals between them in 36 starts this season.

Gow spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Bristol Rovers and has been invited back by Pirates boss Darrell Clarke to prove his fitness in pre-season.

The Grecians also announced on Thursday morning that goalkeeper Artur Krysiak was departing after four years.

"It is always a sad day to see players leave that have given so much to the club," boss Paul Tisdale told the club's official website.

"The squad as a whole have been extremely professional this year, which is highlighted by our exemplary disciplinary record.

"All players have contributed and we wish them the very best of luck. The changing face of the squad reflects the initiative to bring through as many young players as we can, and many of them have already been introduced."

Matt Oakley, Matt Gill, Eliot Richards, Jimmy Keohane, Christy Pym and James Hamon will be offered contracts to stay at St James Park while discussions are currently ongoing with midfielders Arron Davies and Jake Gosling.

Matt Grimes, Tom Nichols, Jordan Tillson and David Wheeler all recently penned extensions to their contracts.