11 players released
Despite being without a head coach/manager or assistant manager Charlton announced the list of players that won’t be offered new contracts this morning. They were:
It’s always a sad day when players are basically told that they are no longer wanted, but many of the squad leave the club with a memorable League Champions medal and they will all move on with my very best wishes, particularly those that each played a big role in our re-emergence from the depths of League One.
Hollands, Green, Evina, Cort and Pritchard will all do a great job for an ambitious League One club. Azeez, Jordan and Feely each finished the season out on loan whereas Mark Gower struggled with injuries and fitness and at 35, it may the end of the road for the him after over 400 career games.
Jordan Cook in two seasons only started two league games and I hope that he can get his career kick started elsewhere. The club had already announced Andy Hughes intentions of moving on.
That leaves Michael Morrison, Ben Hamer, Diego Poyet, Dorian Dervite and young Oliver Muldoon I believe. Richard Wood triggered a years extension and 20-year defender Harry Osborne signed a one-year deal.
If you add the loanees – Sordell, Ajdarevic, Petrucci, Thuram and Obika – that is a total of 16 players that have gone. I suppose the one surprise from the released list was Kevin Feely, for no other reason that only one centre-back is left contracted to the club, and that is 19-year old Harry Lennon.