Former Walsall Captain Among Several Players Set to Be Released By Scunthorpe

Former Walsall captain Andy Butler has been named among a host of players set to become free agents in the summer as Scunthorpe United confirmed their 'Released and Retained'.
As coronavirus continues to play havoc with life both inside and outside the world of sport, officials at Scunthorpe have taken steps to confirm their plans for the future, even if the present is yet to be decided.

Representatives of the EFL, PFA, FA and others are continuing to meet on a regular basis in order to thrash out an agreement which will either see the 2019/20 season resume or come to an end, with many obstacles both financial and ethical yet to be overcome.

36-year-old Butler, who made over 180 Saddlers appearances over two spells, is currently manager of well-known women's team Doncaster Rovers Belles and is expected to concentrate on things outside of playing, potentially bringing his seventeen-year, 643-game career to an end.

Joining Andy on the list of players who haven't been offered a new deal by the Iron are; Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, Cameron Burgess, Jordan Clarke, Adam Hammill, James Horsfield, Rory McArdle, Kgosi Ntlhe, James Perch, Yann Songo’o, and Levi Sutton.

A statement, released via Scunthorpe's official website, confirms; At present, we are not making any offers to our out-of-contract first team squad members due to the coronavirus pandemic and the significant loss of income suffered by the club.

We thank all the players leaving the club this summer for their efforts while with the Iron and wish them well for the future.
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