City release midfield duo

CHELMSFORD City have released midfielders Jeff Minton and Kevin James with head coach Glenn Pennyfather wishing both players all the best for their respective futures and preparing to make a handful of choice signings in the next seven days.

CHELMSFORD City have released midfielders Jeff Minton and Kevin James with head coach Glenn Pennyfather wishing both players all the best for their respective futures and preparing to make a handful of choice signings in the next seven days.

Minton signed for the Clarets when Jeff King and Pennyfather moved across from Canvey Island three seasons ago, proving to be a revelation in the heart of midfield as Chelmsford went on to claim the Ryman League Premier Division title at the second attempt. James, meanwhile, was a welcome addition to the squad for their first campaign in the Blue Square South in 2008/09, scoring several crucial goals.

Speaking of the players' departures, Glenn explained several tough decisions had to be made this pre-season, and a certain amount of budget management would be required to mould a squad required for another promotion push. “Jeff and I can't thank Mints enough for his service as he has played for sides of ours for a long time,” he said. “Both players will be welcome additions to any team and we wish them the very best.”

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