Torquay United have offered contracts to six players ahead of life in the Conference.

Captain Lee Mansell, goalkeepers Michael Poke and Martin Rice, midfielders Damon Lathrope and Niall Thompson have all been new deals while striker Ashley Yeoman has already accepted his new deal at Plainmoor.

Yeoman, who finished the season with two goals in his final three games, tweeted on Wednesday lunchtime: " Delighted to have just signed a new deal at Torquay United."

Manager Chris Hargreaves explained that the Gulls' relegation has altered the finances available to keep his squad together.

''They have all been offered deals that reflect the changing financial status of our club and our new position in the football pyramid," he told the club's official website.

''We are now making offers that we feel are realistic in the context of what happened last season and I want people to know that we are wiping the slate clean in terms of how we approach player contracts.''