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No new deal for Bascome at Bristol City

Osagi Bascome's short stint at Bristol City has come to an end after being released by the Sky Bet Championship side.

The Bermuda forward, who signed a contract with City in December after a successful trial, is among nine players leaving Ashton Gate.

Owen Barry, Harrison Reeves, Jack Challis, James Difford, Kodi Lyons-Foster, Joe McNulty, Harvey Moss and Charlie Harris were the other players not offered deals.

Gary Probert, the club's Academy manager, said: “It's always a difficult time telling young players that they won't be offered deals.

“We will be supporting all of those players being released, including Charlie Harris throughout his rehabilitation following the double leg fracture he suffered playing for the under-23s.”

Meanwhile, six of the club's development group will be offered new contracts.

Goalkeepers Max O'Leary and Jojo Wollacott have earned new deals, along with Ash Harper, Cameron Pring, Connor Lemonheigh-Evans and Jake Andrews.

Bascome is a product of the Aston Villa Academy and spent last season playing youth team football at Spanish second-tier outfit Levante after a spell with La Liga side Valencia.

The 18-year-old, the son of Herbie and nephew of Andrew and David Bascome, made his Bermuda debut at home to Dominican Republic in a World Cup qualifier last summer.

Reggie Lambe, the Carlisle United winger, and Rai Simons, the Chesterfield forward, both won new deals at their clubs, as reported by The Royal Gazette.

Lambe, 26, who has scored eight goals in 44 appearances for Carlisle this season, was one of three players to sign new contracts.

Play-off hopefuls Carlisle are sixth in League Two and face fifth-placed Exeter City in their final league game of the season on Saturday.

Simons, 21, was among four players to be handed new deals by Chesterfield who have already been relegated to League Two.

n Milan Butterfield, the Bermuda Under-20 midfielder, scored in Walsall's 3-1 win at home to Stafford Rangers in the Walsall Senior Cup final on Tuesday.

Butterfield scored a 35th-minute opener with a calm finish. He had earlier been denied by Adam Whitehouse, the Rangers goalkeeper, who kept out the Bermudian's header with a superb save.

Tobias Hayles-Docherty doubled Walsall's advantage after the break, with Amadou Bakayoko adding a third. Rangers pulled a goal back with 17 minutes to play through Kyle Perry.

No deal: Bascome has been released by Bristol City

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Published May 04, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 04, 2017 at 9:45 am)

No new deal for Bascome at Bristol City

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