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Seven players released in Hartlepool summer overhaul

Ben Clark
Clark had been with Pools since October 2004

Hartlepool United boss Chris Turner has released seven players, including long-serving defender Ben Clark, as part of his summer rebuilding plans.

Clark, 27, joined Pools from Sunderland in October 2004, and was part of the 2006-07 League Two promotion-winning side under former boss Danny Wilson.

Three other Wilson signings, Ritchie Jones, Mark Cook and Alan Power, were also allowed to leave Victoria Park.

Academy players Jonny Rowell and Matty Tymon have also left the club.

Meanwhile Pools have taken out the extension options on five of the club's first-team players this summer.

Captain Sam Collins, utility-men Richie Humphries and Antony Sweeney, plus strikers James Brown and Billy Greulich have all been secured for the forthcoming season.

Academy players Billy Blackford, Paul Johnson, Callum Martin and Dylan Purvis have all been offered professional deals.



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see also
Pools sign ex-Man Utd man Jones
05 Jul 08 |  Hartlepool
Power quits Forest for Hartlepool
05 Jun 08 |  Hartlepool
Clark anticipates FA Cup thriller
21 Jan 09 |  Hartlepool
Clark joins Pools casualty list
23 Nov 04 |  Hartlepool
Clark signs new Hartlepool deal
24 Dec 07 |  Hartlepool
Hartlepool clinch Clark signing
22 Oct 04 |  Hartlepool


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