EASTLEIGH have announced the departure of 11 first-team players following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.

Just six recognised seniors are confirmed as remaining in Lee Bradbury’s Spitfires squad, with four academy graduates also making up the numbers.

Three players in Brennan Camp, Ronan Silva and Brett Pitman returned to their parent sides following the expiry of their loan deals at the Silverlake Stadium.

Retained by the club for the following season is goalkeepers Joe McDonnell and Ross Flitney, defenders Michael Kelly and Vincent Harper, and forwards Jake Hesketh and Danny Whitehall.

The four academy graduates retained are Tom Bragg, Brendan Willson, Seung-woo Yang and Lyle Simpson.

Ryan Hill remains in contract negotiations with the club, with the Daily Echo understanding those are in advanced stages and a deal is likely to be struck.

Young goalkeeper Charlie Philpott also remains in contract talks with the Spitfires.

Andrew Boyce, Alex Wynter, Tom Broadbent, Jack Torniainen, captain Danny Hollands, Cav Miley, Sam Smart, Harry Pritchard, Dan Bradshaw, Tyrone Barnett and Dan Smith all depart the club.

A club statement reads: “Eastleigh Football Club would like to place on record our thanks to all the players for their contributions this season, and wish those leaving the club the very best for their futures.”

A number of the players leaving had been long-term servants under former manager Ben Strevens, who departed Eastleigh earlier this season.

Bradbury will now look to take his squad in a different direction, after registering a 19th-place finish in the National League this season.

They had been pushing for play-off qualification under Strevens the previous campaign.

A busy summer is expected at the Silverlake in order to bulk out the squad for another season ahead.