Date: 4th June 2014 at 5:59pm
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Watford Football Club have today announced the names of the players whose contracts will not be extended into next season.

The list of players, as stated on the official site, is as follows:

– Manuel Almunia
– Gary Woods
– Marco Cassetti
– Fitz Hall
– Nyron Nosworthy
– Lucas Neill
– Ross Jenkins
– Albert Riera

Technical Director of the club, Gian Luca Nani, has added message of support and thanks to all players listed above for their contribution during their time at Watford.

“Our thanks go to all the players whose contracts finish this summer,” Nani began.

“They have helped create some great moments over the last few years that everyone connected with the club will remember fondly.

“Nyron Nosworthy has been a fantastic professional, while Ross Jenkins has come through the club`s Academy and made over 90 appearances for the first-team. Gary Woods has provided great competition to the goalkeepers at the club. 

“Fitz Hall, Lucas Neill and Albert Riera have all assisted the squad with their experience at crucial times.  

“Special mention should go to captain Manuel Almunia for his true professionalism and to Marco Cassetti for embracing the club after moving from Italy.

“We wish all the players every success for the future, both professionally and in their private lives.”

It has been stated that the club are still in discussions with Gary Woods’ representatives, but no such statement has been made regarding any of the other players listed as being released by the Hornets.