HEREFORD United are set to lose top-scorer Marc Pugh after he turned down a new contract.

The winger with an eye for goal netted 13 times during a difficult League Two campaign for the Bulls and was given an increased two-year offer as a reward.

But the former Bury and Shrewsbury player has rejected the deal and owner-manager Graham Turner, who has put the Edgar Street club up for sale, expects the 23-year-old to depart.

However, Hereford stand to gain compensation under the Bosman ruling as Pugh is aged under 24.

Defender Tyler Weir, 19, who broke into the first team with four appearances, has signed a new one-year contract though.

Experienced Bulls midfielder Kenny Lunt has until the end of May to decide whether he wants to extend his contract by 12 months.

Keeper Adam Bartlett, full-back Ryan Valentine and striker Mathieu Manset are the only confirmed players on contract for next season along with Weir.

Ex-Kidderminster defender Keith Lowe, much-travelled forward Leon Constantine, winger Matt Done and Hereford-born Sam Gwynne have all been released.

Youngsters Craig Jones and Joel Edwards are also going along with keeper Chris Adamson and midfielder Edrissa Sonko.