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Watters and Hughes among five departures as Warrenpoint Town start building for new season

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Deane Watters is among five departures from Warrenpoint

Deane Watters is among five departures from Warrenpoint

Deane Watters is among five departures from Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint Town have parted company with five players after the conclusion of the Danske Bank Premiership season.

Gavin Smith, Deane Watters, Emmet Hughes, Ciaran McCann and Mark McKee have all come to the end of their contracts at the Q Radio Arena and will not return to the club next season.

Watters is the highest profile of the departures, the 22-year-old Irish midfielder leaving after two-and-a-half years with Warrenpoint, scoring twice in 52 appearances.

Defender Hughes was also a prominent figure at the club, winning 36 caps for the Down side and scoring one goal from left-back.

Centre-back Smith and midfielder McCann both leave after spending one year at Milltown, appearing in just 12 games and eight games respectively.

Midfielder McKee was a mid-season acquisition for 'Point from Cliftonville last season but the 21-year-old only made two appearances since making the switch and now becomes a free agent.

Belfast Telegraph