Albion have released seven of their under-23s players after input from new technical director Dan Ashworth.

Ben Barclay, Owen Moore, Joe Tomlinson, Josh Kerr, Ben Hall, Stefan Ljubicic and Billy Collings have not been offered new deals.

Coach Simon Rusk said: "These are always tough decisions to make - we thank all of those leaving us for their contributions to the club and wish them all the best for the future.

"We will keep in contact with them over the coming years and hopefully they now move on to a new stage of their career."

Five other players have been retained. Full-back Alex Cochrane and goalkeeper Tom McGill have been given new two-year contracts with the option of an extra year.

Winger Ryan Longman has been given a one-year professional contract with the option of an extra year, while Archie Davies and Jordan Davies have triggered extensions to their deals.

Rusk said: "All of the players have deserved their new deals after a positive campaign, and we hope to see them continue their progression with the club.

"Now the challenge for them is to carry on that development into next season and beyond."

The under-23s finished third in Premier League 2 in their first season following promotion.

The five retained players form half of the squad taking part in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens, starting on Friday.

The others are George Cox, Warren O'Hora, Max Sanders, Steven Alzate and Ben Wilson.