With mention of Cole Stockton's contract running out on the match thread, time to start thinking ahead.to next season. A lot will depend on which league we are playing on of course. Currently think the following players are contracted for next season; Scott Davies Jay Harris Andy Cook James Norwood Connor Jennings Darren Stephenson Louis Almond Ben Tollit Andy Mangan Adam Dawson Jeff Hughes James Wallace Eddie Clarke There may be one or two of these who don't see out their contracts with Rovers. Of the remainder, I've divided them into 3 categories; definitely keep, unsure and release. Definitely keep Liam Ridehalgh Michael Ihiekwe Jake Kirby (subject to recovery from injury) Lois Maynard Adam Buxton Cole Stockton Mitch Duggan Unsure Lee Vaughan Steve McNulty Adam Mekki Ritchie Sutton Luke Pilling Evan Gumbs Daren Askew Release Steve Jennings Iain Turner I don't think aside from perhaps Kirby there is much of contention in the 'keep' category. Equally while arguments can be made as to why the two suggested 'release' players should be kept they seem to be blocking the progress of others and haven't contributed greatly to the team. The 'unsure' category includes players who I'd be happy to keep at NL level but have my doubts at this stage of their careers that they'd cope higher up Vaughan, McNulty, Mekki. The last 3 are youngsters who may be better trying to develop their careers elsewhere, given Micky's reluctance to give younger players a chance.