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Ainsley and Thorsteinsson Also Released
Thursday, 4th Apr 2013 14:36

Manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that, as reported earlier, Ronan Murray, Joe Whight and Cormac Burke will not be offered new terms by the Blues at the end of the season. The Town boss has also revealed that Icelandic U19 international Gunnar Thorsteinsson and defender Jack Ainsley, who is currently on loan at Chelmsford, will also be released.

McCarthy said: "They are all great lads but they need to go out and play. I've told them that they won't be good enough for my first team and that they won't be offered new deals.

“I hope they go on to prove me wrong and make careers for themselves, but right now they need to go out and play regularly for their development."

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itsonlyme added 14:52 - Apr 4
It's always sad when it comes to this but hopefully the young lads can pick themselves up and move on and become successful. Best wishes to all of them!
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AdScHi9678 added 15:03 - Apr 4
Shame about Thorsteinsson, I thought he might have made the grade.
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itfc789 added 15:09 - Apr 4
Where are Meikle and Acott? 2nd year scholars gone to??
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alexharban added 15:53 - Apr 4
I think Meikle went to a Scottish team, not 100% which one it was. I know Acott has been playing for Ipswich Wanderas U18's aswell.
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alexharban added 15:57 - Apr 4
Meilke went to St. johnstone
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daniel9624 added 16:34 - Apr 4
While its sad when these young men are released, looking back over the years, not all that many have ever gone on to have decent careers at even championship level. The obvious pair of Trotter and Rhodes always crop up, but other than that, the only one I can really think of that left either on a free or for a small fee, as a young man is Billy Clarke --- Blackpool, and he has not ever really set the world alight.
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runaround added 16:50 - Apr 4
Good luck to all those released, I hope they get to play professionally somewhere
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CanadianBlue added 18:05 - Apr 4
Best of luck to the two.
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MattinLondon added 19:35 - Apr 4
Good luck to all the released players and I hope they all find professional clubs.

Can't help but think that the short-sighted loan signings resulted in the young players not developing to the fullest extent whilst at Town.
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wkj added 19:50 - Apr 4
I'm somewhat surprised about l Gunnar Thorsteinsson; he seemed promising and didn't really go out on loan for first team experience
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ChrisMakin2012 added 20:03 - Apr 4
Who on earth is Thorsteinsson?
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Daleyitfc added 20:55 - Apr 4
They're certainly not good enough for the 1st Team : but then nor are most of those in it. Get rid of the lot and start again, including owner.
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blue90 added 01:25 - Apr 5
Ed Upson and Dean Bowditch arnt doing badly in league1 promotion chasing teams.
Hopefully one or two of this crop will do the same. I think Murray will definitely be ok.
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PJewellisaGod added 06:32 - Apr 5
Really shocked at release of Thorsteinsson.
Massive potential. Hopefully isn't signed by a rival and keeps them up.
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Moscow_Blue added 08:00 - Apr 5
Good luck Gunnar - we have sponsored you for the last two seasons.
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Lombokblue added 10:46 - Apr 5
I suppose if he is not going to give them a game then they might as well go somewhere else.
I think we were trying to get rid of Tommy Smith last year but he got a run in the side as PJ had nobody else and he'll probably be player of the year this year.
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