FC Halifax Town: Captain Brown placed on transfer list as Shaymen announce retained list

Captain Matty Brown has been placed on the transfer list by FC Halifax Town after The Shaymen announced their retained list.

Saturday, 25th July 2020, 3:23 pm
Actions from FC Halifax Town v Barrow, at the MBI Shay Stadium. Matty Brown

Defender Jacob Hanson is also on the transfer list, while long-serving winger Josh Macdonald is among those released by the club, as well as goalkeeper Will Appleyard, defender Jerome Binnom-Williams, midfielder Liam Nolan and striker Jack Redshaw.

Players already under contract or to whom offers of a new deal have been made are defenders Jay Benn, Nathan Clarke, Michael Duckworth and Niall Maher, midfielders Jeff King, Cameron King, Jack Earing, Charlie Cooper, Josh Staunton, Danny Williams, strikers Jamie Allen and Tobi Sho-Silva and goalkeeper Sam Johnson.

Town boss Pete Wild told the club’s website: “Making decisions like these at the end of the season is never easy, but I would like to thank all of the players for their service during the 2019/20 campaign.

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“As I highlighted in my recent open letter to the fans, next year I need all my team to ‘go the extra mile’ therefore an extra day of training is necessary and will be compulsory for all players. It’s imperative that I have the whole squad buying into the required changes to ensure we are giving everything we can to the success of the Football Club and to you the supporters”

“Unfortunately due to these essential changes, some players are unable to commit fully to the new 20/21 training schedule.

“Some of the decisions I’ve made are probably the most difficult of my career to date, however unavoidable to ensure we meet the objectives of the 20/21 season and to the future success of the Club.

“I would like in particular to mention Josh Macdonald who has been a great servant at the Football Club for a number of years, and I’d like to thank him for his effort, commitment and professionalism throughout his time with us.

“We wish all of the players the very best for their future careers.”