Pretoria - As part of the the Maulers planning for the start of the 1999/2000 PSL Soccer Season Manning Rangers coach Gordon Igesund revealed last night before the start of the season ending match against Supersport United that he was planning on releasing 14 of the Maulers players in an attempt to rejuvenate the 'passing game' at Rangers next season.

"People have started to work us out, and I'm surprised that it took them so long - but as with most things, it happens, and I guess, on speculation of our recent run of bad form, this can be definately one of the instigating factors." ruminated Igesund.

Indeed, Bafana midfielder Clinton Larsen and Innocent Chikoya, the Zimbabwean international seem to be already on their way to Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates in the new season. This, is rumoured, to be a contrived swop for disillusioned Pirates players - which might include, Naughty Mokoena, Dumisa Ngobe and John Moeti on whom Igesund is said to have his eye on.

The crafty Rangers coach would give away nothing on the night - except to say that he had spoken to the players involved and explained his reasons for the mass trek of players.

"I've spoken to the players involved and explained my reasons. Its not my intention that any of the players leave with bad feelings and we have a good and productive relationship throughout the year at Manning Rangers." explained the Austrian born and former Durban City striker.

However, with supposed player exodus reading off the likes of Kerryn Jordan, Clinton Larsen, Innocent Chikoya, , Percy Molotsane, Nkphitheni Matombo, Warren du Pont, Robbie Milne, Moeti Khasu, Abran Lethebe, Craig Mentz, Gavin Radford, Courtney Freese, Nithia Pillay and Eric Kombela.

A formidable line-up for sale indeed, but does the wily Igesund have something else up his sleeves? Contemporary coaches in the PSL might tend to agree but the Maulers coach suggests nothing untoward instead citing that part of the Rangers philosophy this season is to encourage local talent to come through the ranks.

"We have a very strong youth system in place at Rangers and I think that its time to reap the fruits of the players coming through. It was also time to go through the stock of what we had, and what we were going to do at Rangers in the coming years. Being stagnant is definately not one of our plans." said a very determined Igesund.

Words of wisdon for the future indeed.