North Melbourne has informed Flynn Appleby and Sam Skinner that they won't be offered list spots for the 2021 season.

The pair had been training with the Roos over the pre-season in a bid to secure an AFL lifeline via the pre-season supplemental selection period.

However, the club released a statement on Monday afternoon confirming that they would not be offered contracts for the upcoming campaign.

The club could now opt to hold its list spot over to the June 2 mid-season draft.

North Melbourne GM of football Brady Rawlings thanked Appleby and Skinner for their contributions over the summer.

“These decisions are never easy to make,” Rawlings told

“We thank Sam and Flynn for their time and dedication to the club and wish them luck in the future.”

Appleby played 11 games for Collingwood since making his debut in 2018 before getting let go at the end of last season.

Skinner made three senior appearances for the Lions since playing his first game in 2017, and like Appleby was let go at the end of 2020.