Saunders prepared for exodus
Doncaster boss Dean Saunders accepts the prospect of losing his established players is a risk he has to take.
Saunders has held talks with a number of transfer targets, but is currently hamstrung with Rovers £1million pounds over budget and needing to move some high earners off the wage bill following relegation to npower League One.
Before that happens, his chances of retaining players currently out of contract at the Keepmoat Stadium will be severely hindered - as evidenced by Sam Hird's move to League Two Chesterfield last week.
"I've not ruled out offering contracts to any of the lads who were on the released list," Saunders told the Doncaster Free Press. "But at the moment I'm in a position where I just need to wait and see what happens.
"I've said to a few of them, 'If I had to offer you a contract now I'm not in a position to offer you much'. If they come back to me in a few weeks time I should be able to make them a more realistic offer.
"In the meantime they are free to go and talk to other clubs - but that's just a risk I have to take."