Cambridge United have today announced the Football Club's retained/released list following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two season.
Discussions are ongoing with Gary Deegan, George Maris, Brad Halliday, David Amoo, Leon Davies, Tom Knowles and Finley Iron, who have all been offered new contracts with the Football Club. Cambridge United will inform supporters on any further developments with regards to these players in due course.
Meanwhile, Jabo Ibehre triggered an extension based on appearances meaning the striker is under contract for the 2019/2020 campaign.
David Forde and Emmanuel Osadebe will not be offered new deals after the expiry of their current contracts, and we thank them for their respective efforts during their spells at the Abbey Stadium and wish them the best for the future.
As was reported last week Jake Carroll has also been released by the Club and Cambridge United would like to wish him the very best of luck as he moves across the border to SPL side Motherwell for the 2019/2020 season.
It is also with a great deal of sadness that the Club announces Lee Watkins, Matt Foy and Sam Squire will all be leaving after over a decade with Cambridge United. The Club would like to put on record our huge appreciation to both the players themselves and their parents, for their incredible dedication to Cambridge United Football Club across the past ten years and more.
Our best wishes also go to Charlie Johnson, Sam Goode, Craig Foxall and Josh Jeche who will leave Cambridge United at the end of their two year scholarship. Striker Sam Bennett recently joined fellow young pros Ben Worman and Joe Neal in putting pen to paper on a contract committing his immediate future next season to the Abbey following the conclusion of his scholarship.
Finally the Club would like to thank Alex Jones, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Jake Doyle-Hayes and Hayden Coulson for their commitment and hard work during their time on loan at the Abbey Stadium, as they return to their respective parent clubs.
All remaining professional players remain under contract for the 2019/2020 Sky Bet League Two season.