Academy Manager Craig Liddle says he hopes the players released from our Academy find success wherever they go and whatever they do.

"It's the hardest part of this job, releasing players. Many have been with us for a long time and may think it's the end of their dream. My response to that would be to treat it as a new challenge, it may not have worked out the way they wanted here, but it may well somewhere else. It happens all the time in this game. 
"I'd just like to thank them for everything they have done for us and wish them every success as players and individuals in the future."
There have been five released from the Under-23s and three from the Under-18s.
Bradley Fewster, Niall McGoldrick, Lewis Maloney, Junior Mondal and Jo Wheatley, above, have gone from the Under-23s, while Nathan Convery, Brandon Holdsworth and Matthew Wilson, below, have been released from the Under-18s.