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Owls Release Trio

Wednesday boss Brian Laws has revealed that a trio of players, including club captain Steve Watson, will not be offered new deals at Hillsborough.

Laws has revealed his retained list following the end of the campaign but there will be no new deal for the former Newcastle and Everton man, who finished the season injured and is still in recovery.

Youngsters Liam McMenamin and Sam Liversidge have also been told to look elsewhere for deals after being deemed surplus to requirements at S6.

But Richard Hinds, Michael Gray, Luke Boden and Arron Jameson have all been offered extensions to their current deals, following hot-on-the-heels of goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell.

And Laws revealed that the decision to release 34-year-old Watson wasn't an easy one to come to.

He told 'Steve Watson is a magnificent professional whose influence will certainly be missed at this football club.

'But Steve understands that because of his injury situation, the club is not able to offer him a new contract'

Watson was thought to be considering retiring following his injury earlier in the season - a rumour which has since seen cold water poured on it.

He'll be remembered for scoring the sublime match-winning goal against Sheffield United in the derby clash at Hillsborough last season.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 14 2009

Time: 1:53PM

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he's offered grey a new deal why???
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14/05/2009 16:09:00

Gray was good when he was playing. Sure he had an injury but it was only the one, you can't get rid of every player as soon as they get an injury
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14/05/2009 17:42:00

i dont know how much we will see of gray next season hopefully with a few additions he might just be there to provide a quality replacement rather than putting a no hoper like gilbert in like we have had to at times this season
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14/05/2009 20:41:00

cheers SteveO, would be nice to have him onboard as some kind of coach
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14/05/2009 23:52:00

he played very well against charlton and then i thought he was below average after that-i think that if laws is serious about a play-off push then gray should have been released aswell!!!!
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15/05/2009 11:46:00


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