FOUR GO AS DUST SET­TLES ON IRON DE­FEAT

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFF PREVIEW - By Richard Dore

SCUN­THORPE have re­leased four play­ers fol­low­ing their play-off semi-fi­nal de­feat by Mill­wall.

David Mirfin, Scott Wise­man, Joe Anyon and Jamie Ness have been let go and will be free to find new clubs once their con­tracts are up.

Man­ager Gra­ham Alexan­der said: “They were re­ally tough de­ci­sions that we had to make on these four play­ers, but I’m sure they’ll go to other clubs and do great jobs for them.”

New terms have been of­fered to Stephen Daw­son, Neal Bishop and Kyle Woot­ton, while op­tions have been taken on the con­tracts of Noel Bur­dett, Jack Dy­che and Levi Sut­ton.

And ne­go­ti­a­tions are con­tin­u­ing be­tween the club, Luke Daniels and Craig Davies.

The shake-up comes af­ter the Iron were beaten 3-2 by Mill­wall in the play­offs.

And Alexan­der knows he must try to im­prove the squad that came third in League One.

He added: “It will be dif­fi­cult when you fin­ish third and score as many goals as we have this sea­son, but we have got to find a way

“We have got a lot of young play­ers here who have had a full sea­son and will be bet­ter for it.

De­fender Mur­ray Wal­lace said: “We had a lot of con­fi­dence com­ing into the sec­ond leg, es­pe­cially af­ter we scored the first goal.

“There was a real be­lief, so it’s ob­vi­ously dev­as­tat­ing to not go on and win the game.”

The 24-year-old Scot hasn’t missed a minute of first team ac­tion this sea­son.

“It’s nice to play ev­ery minute of ev­ery game, I was hop­ing to go one more but it wasn’t meant to be,” he said.

“There are go­ing to be a few play­ers in the squad chang­ing, but the core of the group will use this ex­pe­ri­ence to come back stronger.”

BE­LIEF: Mur­ray Wal­lace

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