BRACKNELL Town have released three players who all played at full-back in recent weeks, writes Dave Wright.

The Robins confirmed Carl Garstang, Rob Gerrard and Phil John have all left Larges Lane.

Garstang’s departure looks the main surprise as his spectacular overhead effort in the 6-2 FA Vase win over Buckingham Athletic last month is a strong contender for the club’s goal-of-the-season award.

John, who played in the abandoned Perpetua Press Hellenic Floodlit Cup tie at Highmoor Ibis last week, is understood to be unhappy at full-back, preferring to play in midfield.

He was replaced by recent signing Ryan Parsons for last Saturday’s game at Burnham which the Robins won 7-0.

Explaining the decision to release the trio, joint-manager Paul McGrotty said: “We were honest with them about their chances at the club.

“We have had three or four weeks to look at them. We had chats and explained to them their opportunities might not be what they want here and they can go and look elsewhere.

“It was all done on good terms.”

McGrotty continued: “The squad we have is good and strong, but we will always keep an eye out on players.

“If anyone comes in, they will need to be of the right character. it’s about building the right dressing room that is important here.”

McGrotty and Jeff Lamb were obviously delighted with their side’s performance at Burnham, with the former stating: “Not many sides go away from home and win 7-0.