'Tough decision' to release Warrington
ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans says having to release goalkeeper Andy Warrington was one of the toughest decisions of his career.
The long-serving fans' favourite has been told he is free to leave the New York Stadium along with defender Dale Tonge, another with six years' service behind him, and young forward Alec Denton.
Evans said: "In relation to Andy Warrington, this was as tough a decision as I have had to make in my managerial career. He has had an excellent season and is an outstanding professional. He is a man I have the highest regard for, someone who I like and therefore the decision to release him was very tough. The lad leaves with my best wishes and I have no doubt every Millers fan will continue to hold him in high esteem.
"Dale Tonge is another who is an excellent professional, but he has seen his time at the Millers become stop start due to niggling injuries.
"Young Alec Denton has not made the progress in the last few months that was expected of him but he is certainly a youngster who has an eye for goal and I have no doubt will work hard to rebuild his young career somewhere down the levels from where we are today.
"I am sure that everyone at Rotherham United wishes these lads every success."
Mitchell Rose and Mark Bradley have agreed contract extensions for the new season after impressing the gaffer in the promotion campaign.
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