Hammers reshape squad
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham have released striker Brian Deane as manager Alan Pardew makes several changes to his squad.
After failing to win promotion to The Premiership, following the play-off final defeat to Crystal Palace, Pardew has allowed several players to move on.
Veteran target man Deane heads the list and the experienced former Leicester City hit-man is free to lend his know-how to another cause after being released. It was the striker's goal against Wigan on the last day of the campaign that actually took Palace into the play-offs at Wigan's expense.
Another former England international, Robert Lee, has also been granted a free after enduring an injury-hit stint with The Hammers.
Also moved out are full back Wayne Quinn, Daryl McMahon, keeper David Forde and Shaun Byrne.
Sebastien Carole, who signed on a season-long loan from Monaco, returns to the UEFA Champions League finalists.
George Sealey, son of late former Manchester United keeper Les, was not offered a new contract but Graeme Carrick, younger brother of Hammers midfielder Michael, is to sign fresh terms in July.
Sealey has already undergone a trial with Bury.