Keane shows Richards the exit
Ipswich defender Matt Richards has left Portman Road after he was not offered a new contract.
Last Updated: 14/05/09 4:11pm
Ipswich manager Roy Keane has told Matt Richards he is free to leave Portman Road after deciding not to offer the defender a new contract.
The 24-year-old was a product of the Tractor Boys' Academy but, following a meeting on Thursday morning, he is now looking for a new club.
Richards, who spent part of the season on loan at Brighton, made 168 appearances for Ipswich, the last of which came in Keane's first game in charge against Cardiff.
Keane has now released eight players, with Tommy Miller, Dean Bowditch, Billy Clarke, Ivan Campo, Jai Reason, Kurt Robinson and Chris Casement all leaving.
The Irishman is yet to hold talks with Dan Harding and Liam Trotter, who are also out of contract.