Barnsley: 14 players to leave Reds

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Barnsey have released 14 players with manager Danny Wilson having started his spring clean-out in readiness for life in League One next season.

Midfielders Jim O’Brien, Tomasz Cywka and Stephen Dawson have been offered new contracts to stay at Oakwell.

The most high-profile player to leave the club is’ stalwart Bobby Hassell, 33.

And also out of the exit door are Kelvin Etuhu, Paddy McCourt, Emmanuel Frimpong, Liam Lawrence and Martin Woods.

Frimpong, Lawrence and Woods were all recruited on initial short-term deals by Wilson.

Former Arsenal midfielder Frimpong was sent off after only 31 minutes of his debut against Sheffield Wednesday.

After that the 22-year-old rarely featured in what proved to be a very hit-and-miss stay the club.

Wilson still has to meet with the representatives of the out-of-contract Jacob Mellis to discuss his future and whether he wants to stay at the club any longer.

A number of young players, many of whom have graduated through the club’s Academy ranks, have also been released.

Jordan Clark, John Cofie, Andrai Jones, Sam Patterson, McCauley Shillito, Erico Sousa, Jordan Tunnicliffe and Iain Turner have left


But three of the club’s promising academy scholars have been offered new deals.

Highly-rated strikers George Maris and Nana Boakye-Yiadom have been

offered professional terms, as has defender George Smith.

Senior players including Tom Kennedy, Jean Yves-M’voto, Dale Jennings and Christian Dibble remain contracted to the club.