Retained List

Average Joe

Jun 20, 2010
A total of eight players have been released at the end of the season, consisting of three senior players and five under-23s.

Four loan players have returned to their parent clubs, while one member of the squad remains in contract talks.

Players released:
  • Nigel Atangana
  • Callum Rowe
  • Colin Daniel
  • Ben Seymour
  • Jordan Dyer
  • Jack Veale
  • James Dodd
  • Ellis Johnson
Players in contract negotiations:
  • Jonathan Grounds
Players returning to parent club:
  • Cameron Dawson
  • Padraig Amond
  • Offrande Zanzala
  • Kieran Phillips
Players under contract:
  • Jake Caprice
  • Jack Sparkes
  • George Ray
  • Sam Stubbs
  • Matt Jay
  • Archie Collins
  • Sam Nombe
  • Josh Key
  • Tim Dieng
  • Kyle Taylor
  • Sonny Cox
  • Jevani Brown
  • Harry Lee
  • Pierce Sweeney
  • Harry Kite
  • Josh Coley
  • Nelson Iseguan
  • Alex Hartridge
  • Jack Arthur
  • Cheick Diabate
  • Scott Brown
  • Alfie Pond
Matt Taylor has spoken to each of the released players individually and has thanked them for their contribution to Exeter City, and we all wish them well for their future careers.

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Well-known Exeweb poster
Apr 6, 2004
Desperately disappointed for Callum Rowe.

Thought he was exceptional in the win over Stevenage. Absolutely get that one swallow doesn't make a summer and all that but though he oozed quality on the ball and, on that basis alone, was worth persevering with.

Hope he bounces back, but must be tough getting released by Villa, and then Exeter, in successive seasons.


Well-known Exeweb poster
Apr 6, 2004
Rowe was brought in as a LB/LWB and did nothing to push for that place. Wanted to play in midfield and was tidy for a game or 2 but we have quality there already and I suspect will make an additional signing or 2 which would block his path further.
I get all this and accept that Matty T is probably just being pragmatic.

But, genuine question, were you at the Stevenage game? I only ask coz I though Rowe was much more than 'tidy' in that particular game. Impressed me as much as Grimes on his debut against AFC Wimbledon.