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Last Updated: Friday, 16 May, 2003, 14:17 GMT 15:17 UK
Hammers release Bowyer
Former Leeds midfielder Lee Bowyer
Bowyer will be leaving Upton Park
West Ham have announced they will not be offering Lee Bowyer a new deal.

The club announced they are releasing 10 senior players, including Bowyer, Paolo di Canio and Nigel Winterburn.

Bowyer, who joined the club from Leeds in January on a six-month deal, will be out contract and available on a free transfer this summer.

The England international midfielder has been a disappointment during his brief spell with the Hammers, who dropped out of the Premiership on the last day of the season.

He has been hampered by ankle injuries and only made 11 starts for the club.

LEAVING THE HAMMERS
Paolo di Canio
Lee Bowyer
Nigel Winterburn
Gary Breen
Eduoard Cisse
Clive Delaney
Izzie Iriekpen
Scott Minto
John Moncur
Raimond van der Gouw

The popular Di Canio started 116 Premiership games and scored 47 league goals, but was told towards the end of the season he would not be offered a new deal.

However, the Hammers have made an offer to Les Ferdinand - one of four players whose contracts had expired.

The veteran forward scored two goals in 14 games after signing from Tottenham in January.

The other players who are being released are Gary Breen, Clive Delaney, Izzie Iriekpen, Scott Minto, John Moncur, Raimond van der Gouw and Eduoard Cisse, who has been on loan for a year.

Scottish Under-21 midfielder David Noble, Eire youth international midfielder Daryl McMahon and England Under-21 keeper Steve Bywater will be kept on.




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