TEN FALL PREY TO LIONS PURGE
By Steve Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It was widely anticipated that the former Barnet manager would be shown the New Den door and he is now joined by Gilkes (pictured), Bobby Bowry, Jamie Stuart, Phil Smith, Darren Meade, Stuart Nelson, Leon Cort, Byron Bubb and Tommy Tyne.
Perhaps the biggest surprise to Lions fans will be the news that talented young striker Darren Meade has been deemed unworthy of a new contract. The 19-year-old Irishman has been prolific for the Millwall Under-19 side and has also impressed when handed reserve-team opportunities.
Bowry, a 29-year-old midfielder, has been with The Lions since 1995 and has made a total of 160 appearances for the club, while former Reading stalwart Gilkes may, at 35, consider swapping his kit for a tracksuit, looking to move into the coaching side of the game.