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Villa release 10 players

Reo-Coker and Carew among those let go

Reo-Coker: Joined out of the exit door at Aston Villa by nine others including Carew and Pires

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Nigel Reo-Coker, John Carew and Robert Pires are among the players to have been let go by Aston Villa.

Villa have decided to ring the changes following a disappointing campaign and are allowing ten to leave so they can start building for next season.

Reo-Coker has been at the club since joining from West Ham in 2007 and had established himself as a senior figure this term.

The former England Under 21 captain regularly took the armband when Stiliyan Petrov was unavailable and made 24 starts in total for Gerard Houllier's side.

Carew arrived at Villa with a big reputation in the same year as Reo-Coker and enjoyed success as he ended the season as leading scorer on three occasions.

But he has spent the past few months on loan with Stoke and recently declared that he would not be returning to Villa, instead setting his sights on a permanent contract with the Potters.

Pires' exit also appeared inevitable after he accused Villa this week of lacking respect, following a frustrating spell with the club stretching back to November when he joined on a free transfer.

Squad players Moustapha Salifou and Isaiah Osbourne will also be leaving Villa Park along with youngsters Harry Forrester, Arsenio Halfhuid, Durrell Berry, Ellis Deeney and Calum Flanagan.