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Gillingham's Wembley winning duo John Nutter and Simon Royce are offered new contracts by manager Mark Stimson

Wembley winners Simon Royce and John Nutter have been offered one year deals for next season.

Royce (pictured right), 37, had been a main stay in the Gillingham goal for the last two seasons and the his a popular figure among the supporters.

Simon Royce
Simon Royce

He received the player of the year trophy in 2008 and is nearing 100 appearances for the club.

Left-back Nutter played more minutes than any other Gillingham player during the promotion winning season and has been offered the chance to stay for another year.

Nutter (pictured below) joined the Gills from Stevenage in November 2007, shortly after manager Mark Stimson (pictured above) arrived at the club.

John Nutter
John Nutter

He had previously played under Stimson while at Grays.

Young striker Andy Pugh has also been offered a new deal despite being down the pecking order this season.

Pugh has made nine substitute appearances for Gillingham and was recently loaned out to Grays, where he enjoyed a successful spell scoring seven goals from 16 starts.

Stimson is also planning to speak with player of the year runner-up Andy Barcham in a bid to keep him at the club. The former Tottenham forward was only on a contract until the end of the season and is now a free agent.

The club have also taken up the option to extend the contracts of striker Luis Cumbers and defender Tom Wynter for another year.

Winger Albert Jarrett, meanwhile, has been offered the chance to earn a contract when the players resume pre-season training.

The only second year youth scholar to receive a deal is midfielder Luke Rooney, but left-back Rimmel Daniel has been invited back for pre-season.

Gillingham manager has opted to release seven players, including Nicky Southall, Andrew Crofts and Gary Mulligan.

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