TRANMERE parted company with a dozen professionals at the end of last season. Here, Roverflow looks at what happened to them
AARON CRESSWELL: Left-back joined Ipswich Town as a free agent after declining a new contract with Rovers. A compensation fee will be set by a tribunal if the clubs cannot settle on a figure. The 21-year-old from Liverpool has been given the number three shirt for the season and hopes to find himself in the Ipswich startingŠXI for the opening Championship game against Bristol City today.
DALE JENNINGS: Captured the summer headlines with his move to Bayern Munich. Tranmere collected £600,000 upfront and there may be as much as another £1 million to come depending on the 18-year-old winger’s progress with the four times European champions. Don’t expect Jennings to make a Bundesliga debut in the early weeks of the season however. He is facing a spell learning the ropes in Bayern’s second string.
MARLON BROOMES: Experienced defender released by Tranmere towards the end of last season, Broomes trained with Stockport County during the pre-season but is still looking for a club.
SAM MORROW: Northern Ireland striker who made nine appearances last season has signed a contract with Scottish first division club Ross County.
MAX BLANCHARD: Versatile Frenchman who played 23 games for Tranmere last season. Released in May, he returned to England in July in the hope of finding another club. Unsuccessful so far.
ALAN MAHON: The Irish midfielder’s contract with Tranmere was cancelled by mutual consent last month. A knee injury prevented Mahon, 33, from making a first-team appearance last season.
JACK MACKRETH: A first-year professional with Rovers last season, Mackreth signed a contract with Barrow in the Blue Square North this week.
TIM CATHALINA: The Dutch defender left Tranmere in April to seek another club after making nine senior appearances. No success so far in finding employment in English football.
TONY WARNER: Vastly experienced goalkeeper declined Tranmere’s offer of a contract for this season after impressing during a short-term stay in the final months of 2010/11. Understood to be negotiating a deal to act as a back-up goalkeeper with Premier League club Blackburn.
JOE COLLISTER: Hoylake-born goalkeeper who spent two seasons as a professional with Tranmere, making 14 first-team appearances. Following his release at the end of last season, Collister spent time this summer with Tamworth but is still registered with the PFA list of players looking for a club.
RYAN FRAUGHAN: Young midfielder released after making 25 first-team appearances in two seasons as a professional with Rovers, secured a one-year contract to play in the Conference with Stockport.
NICK WOOD: Centre-back who made 11 first-team appearances for Tranmere last season, still looking for a new club following an unsuccessful summer trial with Darlington.