Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Five leave Watford as contracts expire

Five leave Watford as contracts expire

Five players have today left Vicarage Road after the expiration of their contracts.

Goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin, defender Tom James and midfielder's Michael Byran, Josh Walker and Chez Isaac have all left Watford today.

Signed for a nominal free from Walsall in July 2010, Gilmartin never challenged Scott Loach's status as number one and despite a brief two-game spell in the side this season, he was limited to cup appearances.

During his two years as a Goldenboy, Gilmartin made two league starts, and five cup starts.

Former non-league defender James made just the one substitute appearance as a Hornet, that coming in the 4-2 defeat of Bradford City in the F.A Cup 3rd round.

Winger Bryan, picked up on a free transfer after QPR deemed him 'too small', threatened to make a breakthrough on a number of occasions.

Ultimately though, a brief period in the first team late in the Autumn of 2010 comprised much of his career in WD18. The Northern Irish international made five league starts and seven substitute appearances; appearing twice as a cup substitute.

Former England youth international Walker never made any impact at Vicarage Road after arriving from Middlesbrough in 2010.

Six league substitute appearances and a league cup start were the sum total of Walker's career at the Vic' as he spent four loan spells away from the club.

Walker already has a free transfer move to Scunthorpe United agreed.

Finally, Isaac, who graduated through the club's academy system never made an appearance for the Hornets, spending much of his solitary season as a pro' out on-loan.

There is, as yet, no announcement on the future of Stephen McGinn who is also a free agent as of today.

Good luck to Rene, Tom, Michael, Josh and Chez in the future!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday July 1 2012
Time: 11:25AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Trio Talk Chelsea Point

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores, Sebastien Prodl and Jose Holebas have all given their thoughts following Wednesday's evenings fantastic Chelsea point.

Vital Pre-Match - Tottenham v Watford

A good point against Chelsea in midweek is something Watford look to build on against a title chasing Tottenham side with Spurs sitting just five-points off leaders Leicester.

The Watford FC Injury Table..

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Tottenham

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Profile
KDCallanan
Profile
chrisgwfc
Profile
Colin Cowan
Profile
Alex Moore
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham v Watford
Suggested By:
Watford win10%
Tottenham win72%
Draw18%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
FA Cup
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 5:30PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Allen1