Albion duo Darren Freeman and Martin Thomas will have to wait for contract offers.

Both are free to negotiate with other clubs under the Bosman ruling and boss Micky Adams has not so far offered either player a deal.

"I am speaking to them and their agents," Adams said. "Both have indicated they want to stay and it is a matter of tying up the details.

"I don't make offers to players this early so that they can start an auction."

Three hernia operations limited Freeman to 17 appearances in Albion's Third Division championship campaign.

The Brighton-born forward demanded a transfer towards the end of the season before changing his mind and coming off the list.

Midfielder Thomas was signed for the rest of the season from Swansea on transfer deadline day in March and went on to make one start and seven substitute appearances.

Freeman has been at Lilleshall this week to continue his rehabilitation.

The rest of the Albion players arrive back from their break in Marbella tomorrow, but a key trio will miss Saturday's friendly against Southampton at The Dell.

Danny Cullip has an ankle operation next Wednesday. Richard Carpenter has already undergone ankle surgery and Charlie Oatway has been ordered to rest a troublesome knee over the summer.