Blackburn captain one of six players to be released by relegated Rovers

Date published: Thursday 18th May 2017 1:42

Captain Jason Lowe and defender Wes Brown are two of six first-team players released by recently relegated Blackburn Rovers.

Midfielders Lowe, Hope Akpan and Danny Guthrie, plus defenders Brown, Adam Henley and Gordon Greer have all been told their contracts will not be renewed.

“Rovers would like to place on record their thanks to each player for their hard work and dedication during their time at Ewood Park and wish them all the best for the future,” a statement from the club read.

Defender Joshua Askew and fellow 19-year-old Ramirez Howarth will also become free agents.

“The club has made offers of re-engagement to Connor Mahoney and Lewis Travis, whilst professional contract offers have been made to youngsters Charley Doyle, Joe Grayson, Tyler Magloire and Stefan Mols,” the club added.

Scholars Ben Ascroft, Alex Curran, Mason Fawns, Callum Hendry, Matthew Makinson, Tre Pemberton, Joel Steer and Ben Williams have all been released.

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