14:00 7th May 2014
by Andrew Poole
Decision-day for The Saddlers...
FOLLOWING a day of discussions with each member of the playing staff, manager, Dean Smith, has announced that the following players are not being offered new deals:
Craig Westcarr, Troy Hewitt, Danny Griffiths, Shane Lewis, Liam Roberts, Nicky Featherstone, Ben George and James McQuilkin.
“We thank them for their efforts,” said Smith. “At this time of the year decisions have to be made and we wish each of them well in the future.”
Discussions are currently on-going with the following players:
Andy Butler, James Chambers, Andy Taylor, Ben Purkiss, Kieron Morris and Jake Heath.
One-year options have been taken up on emerging youngsters Matt Preston and Reece Flanagan, whilst the experienced Dean Holden has accepted a player-coach role for the 2014/15 campaign.
Meanwhile, Ashley Hemmings will be spoken to after his season with Burton Albion, where he is currently on loan, comes to a conclusion.
The following players are already under contract at the club:
Richard O’Donnell, Adam Chambers, Sam Mantom, Paul Downing, Malvind Benning, James Baxendale, Romaine Sawyers, Amadou Bakayoko and Liam Kinsella.