End of Season Squad Update

Eastleigh manager Andy Hessenthaler has started his preparations for the
2018/19 season by announcing his retained list.

The following players remain in contract which keeps them at the club until the end of the 2018/19 campaign: 

Graham Stack, Michael Green, Reda Johnson, Ryan Cresswell, Sam Wood, James Constable, Paul McCallum, Mark Yeates, Danny Hollands, Andrew Boyce, Cavaghn Miley.

The club have exercised the right to extend the following players contract:

Ben Williamson and Chris Zebroski.

The following players did not receive an offer of renewal:

Ayo Obileye, Gavin Hoyte, Harvey Read and Sam Togwell.  

Following an injury hit season, Mark Childs has also not been offered a contract, however he will return for pre-season training in June with the view of earning a first-team contract.

The following players have returned to their parent clubs on conclusion of their respective loan deals: 

Ryan Broom and Sam Matthews.

Ben Strevens and Paul Reid will no longer be part of the playing squad and will make up Andy’s backroom team.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler said:

“This time of year is always difficult when it comes to players out of contract. It's probably the hardest job as a manager.

"We looked at the squad in general and we had twelve players under contract for next season and we had two players who had an option on their contract for those to be extended.

"We had to release some players to release some additional funds to bring in new players. We had to look at the average age of the squad and bring that down.”

Catch the full interview on the club's official Youtube channel.