One of Harry Kewell’s first acts as Crawley Town manager is to confirm the retained list, and that has now been issued by the Sky Bet League Two club. The former Leeds United winger has decided to allow three players to move on.
In addition to this, Crawley have offered two new contracts elsewhere, whilst another has already put pen to paper on remaining at the Checkatrade Stadium for a further season.
After three years with the club, midfielder Bobson Bawling has been allowed to seek pastures new. He mainly found himself as a regular appearing substitute during his time with the Reds. The former Watford youth player failed to score a single goal during his 70+ games and his last appearance of last season came in the away draw at Barnet in March. 25-year-old midfielder Conor Henderson also moves on, also after three years in West Sussex. Injuries certainly has caused him some issues, and he also spent time away on loan at Grimsby Town in 2015/16. Jason Banton, who ended the season away on loan at Partick Thistle, won’t be offered fresh terms too.
Josh Yorwerth has penned a one-year extension to stay on with the Red Devils. The 22-year-old Welsh defender, who has previously played for Ipswich Town, made a successful loan spell with the club permanent this time last season. He has done enough to warrant an extension. Striker Matt Harrold and midfielder Lewis Young are the two to be offered new deals to stay on as well. Both have been told that there is a one-year deal on the table should they wish to sign them.
Released: Bobson Bawling, Jason Banton & Conor Henderson.
Offered new contract: Matt Harrold & Lewis Young.
Signed new deal: Josh Yorwerth.