Stoke release quartet
Stoke have released Dominic Matteo, Russell Hoult, Marlon Broomes and Robert Garrett.
Last Updated: 22/05/08 3:35pm
Stoke City have released Dominic Matteo, Russell Hoult, Marlon Broomes and Robert Garrett as manager Tony Pulis plans for life in the Premier League.
Out-of-contract captain Dominic Matteo joined Stoke from Blackburn in 2007 and suffered an injury-plagued 2007/08 campaign that saw him start 14 league games.
Russell Hoult, Marlon Broomes and Robert Garrett were also released, while on loan striker Shola Ameobi returned to Newcastle United.
"The work has already begun," said Pulis on the club's official website. "Over the last two seasons I have had to build a new squad for each of them seasons and this year will be no different.
"We will make sure we get the best players we can at the best prices we can, but them players have to not only be good enough to keep us up, but they must also be the right players with the right attitude."