18 players released by Millwall as Harris clears the decks

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MILLWALL have released 18 players following their relegation to League One – including long-serving captain Alan Dunne.

Of the club's 20 out-of-contract players, only Jimmy Abdou and John Marquis have been offered new deals.

From the first-team squad, Dunne, Nicky Bailey, Matthew Briggs, Richard Chaplow, Carlos Edwards, Ricardo Fuller, Magaye Gueye, Justin Hoyte, Stefan Maierhofer, Angel Martinez, Danny Shittu and Martyn Woolford have been let go.

Edwards, who has been sidelined since last September with a horrific knee injury, has been invited to complete his rehabilitation with the Lions.

Youngsters Dylan Casey, Sofiane El-Bekri, Denzel Gerrar, Jake Goodman, Josh Siafa and Callum Webb will also be moving on to pastures new.

Dunne's association with the club has come to an end after 22 years and 338 appearances.

Chairman John Berylson told the club's official site: "It is always sad when a member of your family who has lived with you for a long time, leaves home.

"Like Neil Harris and Paul Robinson before him, Alan leaves us with our thanks and very best wishes for the future.

"He has written his own chapter in Millwall's history and he will always be very welcome whenever he returns to The Den.

"While Alan will continue his playing career elsewhere, it would not surprise me to see him back here in some capacity further down the line."

If Abdou and Marquis agree new contracts, Millwall will be left with the following squad for the 2015-16 campaign:

Jimmy Abdou, Mark Beevers, Paris Cowan-Hall, Shaun Cummings, David Forde, Lee Gregory, Tom King, John Marquis, Lee Martin, Sid Nelson, Aiden O’Brien, Fred Onyedinma, Alfie Pavey, Jack Powell, Mahlon Romeo, Ben Thompson, Ed Upson, Byron Webster, Shaun Williams, Keaton Wood, Jamie Philpot.

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101 thoughts on “18 players released by Millwall as Harris clears the decks

  • May 7, 2015 at 14:20
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    I feel refreshed.
    Only gutted about Edwards, thought he would have run rings around L1 standard players.
    Thanks for your service Dunney, all the best.
    Ship out Forde too please.
    Can't wait to see the starting XI Bomber is going to put out come first day of the season.
    Nelson as captain please.
    Big year for youth. MIIIIIIIIII.

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    • May 7, 2015 at 17:38
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      @HenryBaird_: hope Edward's stays on after his recovery as a coach, showed a great attitude, we should cash in on Forde now, and Gueye will want to stay in the championship at the very least, but gutted we couldn't keep hold of him, with another solid defender, a workhorse holding midfielder & a quality proven League 1 striker, maybe JET perhaps as another option to what we already have, buzzing for next season & a much needed clear out COYL's

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    • May 7, 2015 at 18:33
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      @HenryBaird_: in Harris we trust. Only sad to see big Danny Shittu leave would have been a good partner for Nelson in league one with direct football need someone who can put a firm head on the ball and motivate the young players in a die hard style of play. Thanks Danny for some good memories and passion despite the criticism. ⚽️

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  • May 7, 2015 at 14:20
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    Why would we not have retained Goodman and Gueye???

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    • May 7, 2015 at 14:23
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: Cos Gueye is too good for league 1, he will want to play a high standard so why stop him. He's a good player but not a millwall player like some of them are. Gueye is high championship to low premier league quality in my opinion. Shame though as I obviously would have had him on the team sheet!

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    • May 7, 2015 at 14:28
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      @TheBermondseyBomber: I am gutted we have let Goodman go! Had a bright future and think he could have been a good CB in league 1, even if just as a back up to begin with. Gueye would have been good in League 1 but he wants consistent 1st team which we were not giving him, even when harris took over. Very good that so much dead wood has gone, I think Shittu deserves a good send off, was solid for us over a few years and ready to go but still a good servant of the club

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