Manchester City has confirmed that eight senior players
have been released by the Club.
Trevor Sinclair – Signed from West Ham in July
2003, the former England international and lifelong City fan made 65 league
starts for the Blues, scoring five goals, two of which came in derby wins at the
City of Manchester Stadium.
Stephen Jordan – A product of the City Academy,
Stephen made most of his 57 starts at left back but occasionally filled in at
centre half. His final appearance came in Sunday’s defeat at White Hart
DaMarcus Beasley – The American winger returns to PSV Eindhoven at the
end of his season-long loan from the Dutch club, having made 13 starts for the
Blues. DaMarcus scored on four occasions, most memorably his late strike at
Upton Park giving City a 1-0 win over West Ham just after Christmas.
Trabelsi - The Tunisian international started 20 times following his arrival in
the August transfer window and scored once, in the derby at Old Trafford last
Nathan D’Laryea – The 21-year-old central defender never appeared
for the first team but captained the reserve side on many occasions, he also had
a loan spell at Macclesfield early in 2007.
Djamel Abdoun – The French winger
arrived in January on a six-month loan from French side Ajaccio, making one
substitute appearance in the FA Cup win over Southampton.
– The goalkeeper was part of the Under 18 side that reached last season’s Youth
Cup final and played for the reserves this season.
Ashley Williams –
Midfielder who also appeared in the Youth Cup final and played for both reserve
teams in the Barclays Premiership Reserve League and Pontins
Can't say I'm surprised (or disagree) with any of the decisions overall to be honest. I've posted before about Sinclair and Jordan, whilst Williams, D'Laryea, Matthewson and Abdoun are youngsters who have not made an impact on the first team.
As for Trabelsi and Beasley, they showed in flashes their talent but over the course of a season did not do anything to justify a regular place in the side or warrant a new deal. In truth, once Stuart Pearce was axed any chance of them re-signing was all but gone.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007