Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke among eight released

Peter Clarke

Championship side Huddersfield have released eight out-of-contract players, including captain Peter Clarke.

The centre-back, 32, played 224 games in five years with the Terriers.

Also leaving the John Smith's Stadium are Keith Southern, Ian Bennett, Calum Woods, Chris Atkinson, Anton Robinson, Cristian Lopez and Paul Mullin.

Striker Danny Ward, who hit a hat-trick in Huddersfield's impressive final-day win at Watford, has been offered a new deal by the club.

They have also taken up the pre-agreed options on the contracts of Murray Wallace and Ed Wilczynski.

Former Everton, Blackpool and Southend defender Clarke captained Huddersfield to League One play-off success in May 2012 and featured 28 times in 2013-14.