Dean Beckwith latest to leave Northampton Town

Dean Beckwith
Beckwith has featured 42 times for Northampton this season

Northampton Town defender Dean Beckwith has become the ninth player to be released by boss Gary Johnson.

The Cobblers manager said on Monday he had yet to decide whether Beckwith, Chris Dunn and Liam Davis would be getting new deals.

But Johnson has decided against making a contract offer to the 27-year-old former Gillingham centre-half.

"I just felt we needed to create space for a few more new faces," Johnson told the club website.

"Dean did well for us and never let us down. I am sure he will be able to find a new club and we wish him well for the future.

"From our point of view, and on reflection, I just felt we would benefit from having one or two more new faces in to help us move on and move forward and that is the decision I have made."

Beckwith has made 84 appearances since arriving at Sixfields from the Bulls two years ago.

His release follows the departure of eight out-of-contract players on Monday, with Johnson also making midfielder Ryan Gilligan available for transfer.

The former Bristol City boss has also issued a deadline reminder to striker Guillem Bauza on his contract offer.

"Guillem goes back to Spain on Friday so he has got to tell me by then whether or not he wants to take up our offer," he said.

"The problem with him is that his representative lives in Spain and players don't agree to anything without speaking to their representatives.

"I've given Chris Dunn and Liam Davis until Friday to let me know if they want to stay with us or if they are looking for pastures new."

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