Trinity release Mettam and McMahon

Blue Square Bet North play-off final. Gainsborough Trinity v Nuneaton Town. Nuneaton beat Trinity to gain promotion. Fans commiserate with Trinity player Leon Mettam G120513-5p

Blue Square Bet North play-off final. Gainsborough Trinity v Nuneaton Town. Nuneaton beat Trinity to gain promotion. Fans commiserate with Trinity player Leon Mettam G120513-5p

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STEVE Housham has confirmed to the Standard that he has released a quartet of players.

The Trinity manager, who guided the Blues to a play-off final in the Blue Square North this season, has let strikers Leon Mettam and Lewis McMahon go.

Adam Watts and Ryan Paczkowski have also been released.

Housham said it was a tough decision: “We’ve offered contracts to most of the squad, but we’ve let Leon, Lewis, Adam and Ryan go.”

“It’s hard, hard talking to them about it because we’ve had a really good season with them.”

“But unfortunately they don’t really feature in our plans.”

“Leon needs to get regular football and it’s time for pastures new.”

After his first season in charge on the Northolme, Housham is keen to put the disappointment of Sunday’s play-off final defeat behind him.

“We need to move on,” he said.

“We’ve got a presentation night on Friday to celebrate what we’ve achieved this season and then we shut the door on it.”

He added: “We don’t want to go through it again, we want to go even better next season, finish higher than fourth if not win the league.”

“We had a good season, it would only have been a great season if we’d brought a trophy home.”

“It just makes me hungrier to go on and have more success now.”