Five players released from Ipswich Town

David October playing for Histon

David October playing for Histon - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has told five young players that they will not be awarded new contracts in the summer.

David October, Mark Timlin, Jonathan Leddy, Tom Winter and Jordan Adekunle have all been informed they are free to find new clubs.

Adekunle signed for the Blues in August, after featuring against Town in a friendly for Crawley, but has never featured for the first-team.

The remaining quartet, including October – who has been on-loan at Histon this season, were all handed one-year professional deals last year but will not be extending their stays at Portman Road

“It’s the worst week in my season, having to tell them and explain to them why we have to let them go,” McCarthy said.

“It’s for the good of them as much as anyone else. I’ve spoken to the Academy staff, the U21s and TC. We’ve all had a say and we all agree. We’re not saying they are not going to be players. It’s just we believe it won’t be here.”

The five will continue to train at Playford Road while they look for new clubs.

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