There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the future of the club in recent weeks.
However, it seems as though not everyone is going to be along for the ride.
The club announced the other day that a number of players in the academy will not be retained at the end of the season and will be released. Corey O’Keefe, Olly McCoy, Ben Forrest, George Baker, Rhys Hilton, Michael Luyambula, Adam Siviter and Jake Weaver are all going to become free agents this summer once their contracts expire.
Should the club be using more youngsters in the final weeks of the season?
The players have all had various degrees of success through the academy and most of them have played on loan at other clubs to gain first-team football, but obviously it just wasn’t enough for them to earn themselves new deals at the club. When the club announced the news on social media, the general feeling was that the club made a number of mistakes in letting these guys go.
Cue the “why have we released him” brigade. https://t.co/6GvTqSCohl
— Jack (@JackBCFC_) May 19, 2020
Luyumba looks a decent keeper, shame we’ve let go of him.
— JayWalton💪🏾 (@Waltonnn_5) May 19, 2020
Why luyambula and o keefe
— Bailey 🐐 (@BaileyBrennan96) May 19, 2020
Surely jeacock has earned that next season?
— Connor Thompson (@connorbcfc94) May 19, 2020
I thought Michael Luyambula was ment to be a quality keeper in the making surprised by that call
— Mike Maddocks (@mike51256678) May 19, 2020
Very disappointed to see some of these players go. 3 goalkeepers 2 highly thought of a player that plays in 4-5 positions in okeeffe Forrest who was once very highly thought of https://t.co/pkUOI8YvZa
— Lad from the Tilton (@LadFromTheBlues) May 19, 2020
What about you? Would you have kept any of these players?