Stoke City: Jared Dublin leaves job as head of recruitment

Stoke City: Jared Dublin leaves job as head of recruitment

22 May 2024 Off By Total Football News

Stoke have announced the departure of nine players, most notably full-back Tom Edwards, who has been released after coming to the end of the four-and-a-half year deal he signed in October 2019.

Edwards has not played for the Potters since January 2020 and, following loan moves to Fleetwood and New York Red Bulls, has been out of action since getting injured while on loan again at Barnsley at the start of 2023.

He hoped to get back involved again this season but instead spent another season out on loan at Hudderfield.

“In Tom, we are parting ways with a player who has experienced our pathway in its entirety, having joined as a nine-year-old,” said Stoke sporting director Jonathan Walters, , externalwho was briefly his team-mate at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Striker D’Margio Wright-Phillips, grandson of Arsenal great Ian Wright, has also been let go, having failed to build upon the exciting start he made when he first broke through under Michael O’Neill two seasons ago.

Goalkeeper Blondy Nna Noukeu, midfielders Tom Sparrow, Ben Kershaw and Kahrel Reddin and three players yet to make their first-team debut – midfielder Sonny Singh and teenage full-backs Tom Curl and Ian Kamga – have also not been offered new terms.

But Matthew Baker, 21, who had been on loan at Newport County, and David Okagbue, 20, who was on loan at Walsall, have both been offered extensions, while teenager Jack Griffiths, 18, has been offered new terms.

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