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Eight Ipswich Town academy players will be released from their contracts when they expire this summer, it has been confirmed.

Bailey Clements and Brett McGavin are among the those to be let go, having both featured for the first team on a number of occasions.

The former is the most recent of the pair to have played for the first team, featuring eight times at left-back under Paul Cook earlier this season.

Bailey Clements has been released from his Ipswich Town contract. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Bailey Clements has been released from his Ipswich Town contract. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Clements was then sent out on loan to League Two Stevenage, where he made just four appearances.

McGavin has also spent this season out on loan, making 37 appearances for National League side King's Lynn Town. He scored four goals during his time with the Linnets, including a stunning strike at home to Torquay United.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Bury St Edmunds, made 11 appearances for the Tractor Boys, five of which came in the 2020/21 season.

Brett McGavin spent the second half of this season on loan with King's Lynn Town. Picture: Mecha Morton
Brett McGavin spent the second half of this season on loan with King's Lynn Town. Picture: Mecha Morton

In a post on Twitter, McGavin said: "After 13 years at the club, it is finally time for me to say goodbye.

"I want to thank every member of staff, teammate and fan who supported me at my time here. Playing for my hometown club was a special feeling that I’ll never ever forget!"

Levi Andoh, Ola Bello, Ross Crane, Dylan Crowe, Tommy Smith and Bert White will also depart at the end of their contracts.

Tyreece Simpson and Tawanda Chirewa are also out of contract this summer, although Town do have the option to extend their deals by a further year.