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Jewell starts Rams clear-out
14 May 2008 - 16:27:06
Derby County boss Paul Jewell has released four players as he starts to prepare for life in the Championship.
Lee Holmes, the youngest-ever player to appear for the Rams, Marc Edworthy, Michael Johnson and Ben Hinchcliffe have all been told their Pride Park days are numbered
Holmes, now 21, made his debut for the club aged 15 years and 268 days when he came on as a substitute in the Boxing Day clash against Grimsby Town in 2002.
He went on to play 52 first-team games for the club as well as being loaned out to Swindon Town, Bradford City and Walsall.
Former Norwich City full-back Edworthy moved to Derby three years ago. The 35-year-old made 80 starts during his time with the club and another four appearances as a substitute.
Johnson has already agreed a permanent deal with Notts County after making 150 appearances for the Rams and enjoying a loan spell at Meadow Lane in the campaign just ended.
Young goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe failed to make a first-team appearance for the club.