FOOTBALL - Rugby Town trio released as several players retained for next season - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Rugby Town trio released as several players retained for next season

Rugby Editorial 31st May, 2024 Updated: 4th Jun, 2024   0

RUGBY Town trio Loyiso Recci, Jordan Wilson and Roger Lee have all departed the club following the expiry of their contracts.

Defender Recci made more than 150 appearances for the club during a six-year spell with Valley and helped Rugby win promotion from the United Counties League Premier Division South.

He also scored four penalties in as many games to help Rugby preserve their Northern Premier League Midlands status last season.

Striker Wilson scored 20 goals in as many starts in 2022/23 as Valley won promotion and netted five goals in 26 appearances last season.

He also played in goal against Corby Town with Valley down to nine men and recorded a clean sheet during his time between the posts.

Bermuda international Lee rejoined the club at the start of the season and made 16 appearances for Carl Adams’ side.

However, Valley have confirmed captain Barry Fitzharris has signed a new contract with the club.

Defender Liam Francis will continue in his player-assistant role after surpassing 150 appearances for the club last season.

Rugby have also secured the services of club-record appearance holder and goalscorer David Kolodynski who has scored 281 goals in 535 games for Valley.

Youngsters Ryan Sahota, Josh Thomas and MJ Semahimbo have also agreed new deals with the club.

And experienced pair Dan Summerfield and Chris Clements have also signed on at Butlin Road next season.

Defender Keenah Rosser has also signed on next season after missing the majority of last season with a broken arm.

Rugby have also added a new joint assistant manager to their coaching team with Gary Drake joining Carl Adams’ backroom staff from Shepshed Dynamo.

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