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BARROW boss Paul Cox says the club cannot afford to “stand still” after five out of contract players – including skipper Danny Livesey – weren’t offered new deals.
Former Carlisle defender Livesey had been a key part of the Bluebirds’ side for the past three seasons and he enjoyed an impressive campaign last term as Barrow narrowly missed out on a National League play-off place.
The centre-half, 32, won five awards at the club’s end of season presentation evening but Cox has opted not to offer him a new deal as the Bluebirds chase promotion.
Livesey isn’t the only surprise name heading for the exit with right-back Shaun Beeley, an ever present last season following his move from Morecambe, also allowed to leave.
Reserve goalkeeper Andy Coughlin, winger Lindon Meikle and striker Inih Effiong – only signed in January following an impressive half a season with Biggleswade Town – have also been told they will not be staying.
With the majority of the Bluebirds’ key players under contract for next year, Cox has also offered a new deal to Elliot Newby while the club have taken up the extension options on Moussa Diarra, Alex Ray-Harvey and Paul Turnbull.