MATTY Taylor has not been offered a new deal at Oxford United and will leave the club in the summer.

The 33-year-old striker is out of contract with the U’s next month and has been told he will not be offered a new one.

He joins Djavan Anderson and Jodi Jones in leaving United this summer, when their deals run out in June.

Younger players Slavi Spasov, Kie Plumley, Ben Davis, Yoav Sade and Will Owens will all also exit the club.

Anderson, Jones and Plumley all had one-year options included in their deals, which have not been triggered.

Head coach Liam Manning told the club website: “We held one-to-one meetings on Monday, these things are never easy and I believe should be face-to-face when possible. 

“Obviously Matty Taylor is a club legend and has been here in two spells since he was just a kid, so I am sure the fans will join us in thanking him for everything he has done for the club. The other players are also good people who we wish well for the future. 

“We have also told Alex Gorrin that he can continue his rehab from his long-term injury with us into pre-season and we will see how that works out for the best for both the player and the club. 

“With all of the players, they know what we expect, they know the standards we have and they know that the fans deserve a much better season next time around.

“We will spend the summer adding new faces and building a squad that we believe will be far more competitive next season.” 

Taylor scored four goals in 14 appearances for Port Vale after joining the fellow Sky Bet League One side on loan late on deadline day in January.

The striker’s move to Vale came as something of a shock, with only eight players scoring more goals for United in the club’s history.

In total, he netted 64 times for his hometown club but struggled this season, scoring just six times across all competitions.

Only three of his goals came in League One, two of which were in the 4-0 thrashing of Vale at the Kassam Stadium in November.

Gorrin meanwhile only played 13 times this season, and last featured as a substitute in the Emirates FA Cup win at Woking back in November.

The Spaniard missed a large chunk of last season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in November 2021, while this December he suffered a similar injury to the other knee.

Anderson signed from Lazio on deadline day last summer and went on to make 30 appearances for the U’s, however failed to start a game once Manning took charge.

Malta international Jones was a fellow summer signing but played just eight games and joined Notts County on loan in January.