Dundee United’s comprehensive clear-out has begun.
Manager Csaba Laszlo has wasted little time in telling a host of his players that they can leave Tannadice.
Indeed, the number of first-team squad members he wants to keep can almost be counted on one hand.
The Tangerines crashed out of the Premiership promotion play-offs at Livingston on Friday night and the following day there was a meeting called at the behest of Laszlo to break the news.
The Hungarian, who is expected to be officially confirmed today as staying on next season, wants to clear the decks.
It is understood that defenders Bilel Mohsni and Stewart Murdoch have been told they are still wanted, while an offer has been made to injured midfielder Fraser Fyvie.
However, through the exit door is expected to go the likes of Scott Fraser, Scott McDonald, Paul Quinn, Mark Durnan, Jordie Briels, Grant Gillespie, Emil Lyng and Craig Slater, while the loan deals for Harry Lewis, Anthony Ralston and Thomas Mikkelsen have concluded.
William Edjenguele and Tam Scobbie both have a year left on their contracts but they have been told they are free to find other clubs, while captain Willo Flood would be retained but only if he fancied an expanded role to include coaching.