Tranmere have reduced their squad size following the early curtailment of their season, amid uncertainty as to when the next will start.

Loan players Kane Wilson, Alex Woodyard, James Vaughan, Andy Cook and Morgan Feeney have all returned to their parent clubs.

But experienced centre back Peter Clarke, who proved to be a key addition to the Rovers defence this season, has activated the option to extend his contract by one year.

Prospect Danny Walker-Rice has been offered a 12 month contract extension, while youth scholars George Nugent, Kyle Hayde and Jake Burton have also all been offered one year professional contracts.

Tranmere have nine other first team players still under contract, including captain Scott Davies and key attacking players Corey Blackett-Taylor and Morgan Ferrier.

But the futures of a host of out-of-contract players are yet to be determined.

They includes the likes of Wembley hero Connor Jennings, Ollie Banks, David Perkins, Neil Danns, Mark Ellis and Jake Caprice - players that manager Micky Mellon will be keen to retain. But with no indication yet as to when the 2020/21 campaign will commence, negotiations are likely to be drawn out.

Meanwhile Northampton Town beat Exeter City 4-0 on Monday night in the League Two play-off final, to win promotion to League One. They will effectively replace Rovers, who are still reeling after a controversial vote by members clubs ended the 2019/20 season early and condemned Tranmere to relegation on a Points Per Game (PPG) system.

Unlike the Cobblers however, Rovers were unable to kick another ball to earn the right to stay in the division.

Northampton and Exeter voted to end their League Two season early, knowing that the PPG system gifted them both play-off births, while Tranmere endured an unjust relegation.