SWINDON Wildcats have announced that Callum Buglass and Michael Crisp will not be returning to the Link Centre next season.

Buglass joined the club from the Cardiff Devils for a third time at the start of the season and was a mainstay in Aaron Nell’s side before he suffered a dislocated shoulder in late October.

The 20-year-old defenceman was then ruled out for the season and required surgery, which restricted him to just 14 outings with the Wildcats last term.

Wildcats player-coach Nell admits he is sad to see the youngster leave the club after such a short stay at the Link Centre.

He said: “We are disappointed not to have Callum back but we hope he has a good season and we wish him luck for the future and thank him for his efforts in a Wildcats jersey over the last three seasons.”

The club have also revealed that netminder Crisp will also not be returning despite the departure of Stevie Lyle.

The 26-year-old was having his second spell at the club after initially joining in 2013, before departing in 2015 to link up with the Cardiff Devils.

His second stint saw him act as understudy to Lyle, although he stepped in for the veteran during the opening play-off fixture after the former Great Britain international had fallen ill.

Speaking about his departure, Nell emphasised the club have lost a good character in Crisp.

“It is sad to see Crispy go; he was a great person and was great in the dressing room,” said Nell.

“Everyone liked him in Swindon and we are truly sad to see him go.

“We’d like to thank him for his time in Swindon and wish him the best of luck for the future.”