Newcastle have today confirmed that they will not be renewing the contracts of Stephen Carr, James Troisi and Peter Ramage.
Kevin Keegan’s first staffing decision in this term as manager of Newcastle see’s him dispose of three of his squad.
Carr has been released and Keegan stated that he has explained the reasons directly to the player. Carr has only made 10 starts this term due to injury.
He joined the Magpies in 2004 from Tottenham for a fee of around £2 million. Signed by Bobby Robson his four year contract comes to an end this summer.
Troisi is a 19 year old Australian striker. He is yet to make an appearance in the senior squad despite making the bench on a number of occasions. He is expected to play for Australia in the Olympics this summer.
Ramage was released after rejecting another contract, as he wants regular first team football. The 24 year old worked his way through the youth system at Newcastle and has made over 60 appearances for the club.
We wanted to keep Ramage, but he wants to play regular football, and I couldn’t guarantee that here.
He goes with our best wishes, as does Stephen Carr, who’s been a great pro for this club. He wasn’t offered a contract and I explained the reasons why.
James Troisi has also gone. He has gone to play for Australia in the Olympics, but he has not been offered a contract.