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Four players to leave SJP

30 April 2013

Evans, Bauza, Amankwaah and Molesley all to depart

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has confirmed that four of his players from the 2012/13 campaign will not be at St James Park next season.

Rhys Evans, Guillem Bauza, Kevin Amankwaah and Mark Molesley are the four players whose services will not be retained, and they depart with the very best wishes from everyone at the club.  Tis also confirmed that negotiations are currently ongoing to retain the services of Matt Oakley, John O’Flynn and Jamie Cureton.

Paul said: “It’s the job of the manager at the end of the season to make decisions on the playing staff.  Mark Molesley will be leaving us, Guillem Bauza, Rhys Evans and Kevin Amankwaah.  Unfortunately I can’t afford to keep them here.

“There are others that I’m in negotiation to keep, if I can find the right amount of money – Jamie Cureton, John O’Flynn and Matt Oakley are all players I would like to keep.”

Tis went on to explain the decisions behind allowing each player to leave the club, and to thank the players for their efforts during their time at the club.

“[Amankwaah] was one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make and one of the most difficult conversations I’ve had.  He has been fantastic for us – so that has been particularly difficult.

“Kevin I’m bitterly disappointed about.  He’s really enjoyed his year and we’ve enjoyed having him – he’s got some really good qualities – I think he’s the type of player teams look at and say ‘that’s the one to watch and be careful of’.  That’s the disappointing one for me – especially when he walks out of the office on crutches, that one hurt. 

“They’ve all been terrific – and I’ve been impressed this year with Rhys Evans.  He seems a better ‘keeper, he seems more confident after coming off the back of a poor year prior to that, his training has been fantastic and a really good professional.  

“He’s pushed Artur all the way and he’s really helped Christy Pym on the training ground.  He leaves us with a smile on his face – he’s got a new challenge around the corner somewhere.  He’s definitely good enough to play League football and I’d have loved to have kept him.

“Guillem’s had an unusual two years with us.  He and I will both be disappointed that he’s not done more – he’s been blighted with injury and never got a run in the side.  I know he’s a good player, but it’s just not worked out for him.

“Mark came in late in the season – on another day or another year, he’d have been a very good player to have in the squad going into next year.”

Mark, Rhys, Guillem and Kevin leave with the very best wishes of everyone at the club, and we wish them all the best with their careers beyond Exeter City.

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