Date: 8th May 2014 at 6:15pm
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Dagenham and Redbridge have confirmed that Chris Lewington, Femi Ilesanmi and Alex Osborn have all been released from the club.

25 year old Chris Lewington has been with the club since 2009 and in his time at the club has made 143 appearances, 45 coming this season.

Defender Ilesanmi joined us in the summer of 2010 after impressing during our pre season campaign, and despite spending his first two months of the club out on loan, the 23 year old returned and established himself in our first team making 133 appearances for us, scoring once. 32 of those came this season.

20 year old Osborn joined us on a three year deal back in 2010 from Grays Athletic, and he has taken in numerous loan spells but failed to break into our first team and leaves us now not having made an appearance.

All three players’ contracts were up this summer and the club thanks them for their efforts and wishes them the best for the future.

Speaking to the Official Site manager Wayne Burnett said of their departures and the decisions taken to not offer them new deals.

‘It’s always said to see players leave, I’ve been part of their development and careers and I will always want them to do well. Lewington made a decision that he felt it was the right time for him to leave, I’ve known him since he was 17 and respected his decision. Femi, it was also the right time for him to move on, he’s been a fantastic servant for this football club and I wish him every success. Alex has been here since he was 16 and has never quite got the opportunity, hopefully he can go on and prove us all wrong, he’s got some fantastic attributes.’

The only other news today is that right back Gavin Hoyte has been called up to train for his country. Trinidad and Tobago have invited him along to train with them before they face two international friendlies against Argentina and Iran.

Hie brother Justin, has already made eight appearances for them, and despite representing England at youth level, he took the decision to play alongside his brother earlier this season.

Obviously the club are delighted with the opportunity he now has to further his own development, having made 47 appearances for us this season, and Hoyte is clearly delighted.

‘It’s a great opportunity for me to play for my country, I found out when the team’s head coach called to tell me, I was in shock and very surprised and I can’t wait to go.’

For Hoyte it’s a good reward for his efforts this season because he wanted to play nearly ever game this campaign and he achieved that, so to get this recognition and chance is a good boost for him.

Burnett added himself that he was delighted for the players, and if anything the call up shows how good and consistent he has been for us this season, so everyone wishes him the best for his time with them now in the off season.