Baggies release for Perry

01 June 2007 03:49
West Bromwich Albion have released veteran defender Chris Perry following their failure to reach the Premier League. The 34-year-old centre-half signed for the Baggies last summer on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic but has been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Tony Mowbray. Perry made 27 appearances last season and still had 12 months remaining on his contract. Meanwhile, midfielder Richard Chaplow claims Albion's play-off final defeat at the hands of Derby County will spur them on to success next season. "We'll be off on holidays with our families but we have to make sure when we come back for pre-season we're right at it and get out of the division next year," he told the club's official website. "We had 46 league games before the play-offs to put it right but we didn't manage to do that. "Hopefully, we can come back a stronger and more experienced team and become more consistent."

Source: ESA