Dumbarton have waved goodbye to 12 players following the conclusion of the 2018/19 season.

Grant Adam, Willie Dyer, Ross Perry, Michael Paton and Ryan Thomson were all freed at the end of their contracts while Cammy Ballantyne has rejoined Montrose.

Sons defenders Brian McLean and Craig Barr decided their futures lay elsewhere with Barr leaving the Rock after two seasons.

Elsewhere, PFA League One Player of the Year nominee Dom Thomas will return to parent club Kilmarnock following the end of his loan spell with the 23-year-old chipping in with 14 goals and nine assists as he played a pivotal role in Dumbarton’s survival.

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David Ferguson, meanwhile, will return to Ayr United after turning out 15 times for the Sons while Ben Armour and Henk Van Schaik will return to Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship and Livingston in the Premiership respectively.

A statement on the club website read: “We wish them all well and assure them of a warm welcome should they return with those clubs – at least until 2.59pm on a Saturday.

“Whether signed or on loan, whether they played one game or all 36, we wish to record our thanks to every single one of our playing staff for their efforts this season.”

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