Six first-team players are set to leave Wycombe Wanderers following talks with manager Gareth Ainsworth this week.

Nathan Tyson, Marcus Bean, Paris Cowan-Hall, Darius Charles, Michael Harriman and Yves Ma-Kalambay will all be exiting Adams Park at the end of their contracts.

The club held a planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon to determine its playing budget for the 2019/20 season and has taken the difficult decision to make significant reductions as a result of the increasingly challenging financial position.

Ben Frempah – who joined the club on non-contract terms in March – also departs, while Luke Bolton and Charlie Owens have returned to their parent clubs.

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Ainsworth said: “This has been one of the toughest situations I’ve faced in my time here. Of course I appreciate the position the club is in, and the security of Wycombe Wanderers must come first.

“We achieved promotion from League 2 with a mid-table budget, and stayed up in League 1 with a bottom two budget, so we will always believe in ourselves to deliver the objectives against all odds. However, I’m under no illusions that survival next season is likely to be an even bigger challenge.

“The squad will be small, as we’re used to, and we are unlikely to be doing much business this summer in terms of the permanent signings. We will need to use the loan market well, but we back ourselves to find the right players who are ready to jump straight into League One football and fit into the culture we have here.

“One thing we can guarantee is that no side will work harder than us, or have a stronger team spirit than us. We’re used to doing things the hard way and we’ll be giving everything to punch above our weight once again, but we need the fans with us and appreciating where we’re at.

“It’s been a really unpleasant day for me, saying goodbye not just to some really talented players and fantastic professionals but also some good friends who I’ve loved working with over the past few years.

"I hope our paths cross again and I’ll be looking out for how their careers progress because they’ve each played their part in the club’s success and we’ll always look back fondly on their time with us.”