The latest contract situation...SADDLERS’ boss, Dean Smith, has today announced his Retained and Released List.
There certainly won’t be the overhaul of players that has been the case in recent years with Andy Butler, Jamie Paterson, Andy Taylor, Sam Mantom, Paul Downing, Nicky Featherstone, James Baxendale, Mal Benning and Ashley Hemmings all under contract for next season along with youth teamers Matt Preston and Reece Flanagan, who both signed professional deals earlier this year.
Further negotiations are taking place with leading scorer, Will Grigg, Febian Brandy and Adam Chambers, whilst deals have been put on the table for Craig Westcarr, James Chambers and Ben Purkiss as well as youth teamers Jake Heath, Danny Griffiths and Liam Roberts.
A playing deal has been offered to Dean Holden, which also includes the role of Pro Development Coach, looking after the players in the 18-21 age group.
The club will be exercising our option to extend the contract of emerging duo, Ben George and Kieron Morris.
Meanwhile George Bowerman, Richard Taundry, Aaron Williams, Connor Taylor and Jake Jones will not be offered new terms and therefore leave the club with our thanks for their efforts and very best wishes for the future.