Sky Bet League Two side Accrington Stanley became the latest club today to unveil their retained list. Manager John Coleman has decided that he no longer requires the services of six players at the Crown Ground. In addition to this, six others have extended their deals.
Accrington ended the season in 13th place, just five points behind seventh placed Blackpool, who occupied the final play-off position in the division. It was a great run of form which even gave them a chance to end the season in the top seven, after being well adrift only a few months earlier.
It would be fair to say that there are no major surprises among the list of names that have been freed to leave the club. None of them could be classified as types who enjoyed too much football this season, certainly compared to many others within the roster. Goalkeeper Elliot Parish headlines those to leave in the sense that he started the most games out of the six. He played 15 times. Midfielders Steve Hewitt and Arrons Davies played a handful of matches each, whilst Nathan Webb made the one solitary substitute appearance. The same can be said of Luke Wall, however Paddy Lacey, who started seven League Two matches, scoring once, can also depart.
Experienced forward Rommy Boco again extends his stay with the club for another season. Regular starters Jordan Clark, Janoi Donacien, Omar Beckles and Mark Hughes all will be remaining with the club for another year as well. Brayden Shaw extends his stay too, despite only making two substitute appearances.
Released: Steven Hewitt, Arron Davies, Elliot Parish, Paddy Lacey, Luke Wall & Nathan Webb.
One-year options taken: Jordan Clark, Janoi Donacien, Brayden Shaw, Omar Beckles, Mark Hughes & Rommy Boco.