Gateshead Release Seven

04/05/2011, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead FCGateshead have released seven players, with another transfer-listed and two more returning to their parent club following loan spells at the International Stadium.

The following players have been released:

Defenders:

Paul Heckingbottom
Carl Jones

Midfielders:

Andy Ferrell
Craig Nelthorpe
Steven Baptist

Strikers:

Jonny Allan
Richard Offiong

Midfield man Ashley Winn, signed on a one-and-half year contract from Southport in January, has been made available for transfer.

Wide man Adam Rundle and left back Michael Liddle have returned to parent clubs Morecambe and Sunderland respectively.

Goalkeeper Tim Deasy has accepted a new contract offer and signed for the 2011/12 campaign taking the number of contracted players for next season up to nine.

Players Contracted for 2011/12:

Martin Brittain
Ben Clark
James Curtis
Tim Deasy
Nathan Fisher
Kris Gate
Jon Shaw
Phil Turnbull
Ashley Winn (transfer listed)

New deals have been offered to goalkeeper Paul Farman, full back Craig Baxter, wide men Josh Gillies and James Marwood, and front man Gary Mulligan.

* The club have appealed against Tim Deasy's red card against Newport County on the final day of the season. If successful the 25-year-old will be available for the start of the 2011/12 campaign which begins on August 13th.

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