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SIX RELEASED

8 May 2014

United can confirm that six players will be leaving the Iron this summer following meetings with Iron manager Russ Wilcox on Thursday.

Defender Christian Ribeiro will leave Glanford Park after two seasons with the Iron.

The former Welsh international, who made 57 appearances for United, made his final appearance in last Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to York City.

Also leaving the Iron are the midfield duo of Andy Welsh and Etienne Esajas - both of whom joined the Iron last summer.

Welsh has seen his season plagued by injury and he has not played a game for United since their Johnstones Paint Trophy defeat to Sheffield United back in September.

Esajas, a regular in the side under the management of Brian Laws, was unable to cement his place in the side for much of the second half of the season.

The Dutch winger had been a regular for the Iron during the first couple of months during the promotion winning campaign.

Striker Connor Jennings also leaves the Iron this summer having failing to establish himself in the first team.

The young striker had a very successful loan spell at Macclesfield Town towards the back end of 2013, however, he sustained a terrible injury which prevented him playing for the Iron all season.

In order to regain some fitness Wilcox sent the 22-year-old to local rivals Grimsby Town in March. Despite scoring 16 goals for Macclesfield earlier on in the season, things just didn't work out for Jennings who only managed to find the back of the net once for the Mariners.

The final pairing to leave the Iron this summer are former youth academy graduates George Grayson and Jamie Wootton.

Both players have struggled to force their way into the first team this season with only Wootton making one substitute appearance this season.

Grayson had a number of loan spells away from the club this season while Wootton spent the majority of his time out on loan at Gainsborough Trinity.

The Iron manager will hold further meetings with a number of other players next week to determine their futures.

Everyone at Scunthorpe United would like to thank the players for their hard work and we wish them all the best for the future.

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