James to leave Ashton Gate
Veteran stopper one of eight players told they can leave
Last Updated: May 1, 2012 5:04pm
David James: Former England goalkeeper told he can leave Championship club Bristol City
Former England goalkeeper David James has been told he can leave Championship club Bristol City.
The 41-year-old is one of eight players, including Scotland international Jamie McAllister, who have been informed their current deals will not be renewed.
The Robins revealed the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Portsmouth shot-stopper, capped 53 times by his country, would not be offered a new deal.
James, a former Watford trainee, was signed by Steve Coppell in August 2010 during his four-month spell in charge at Ashton Gate.
Manager Derek McInnes has decided to release the experienced keeper after two seasons, along with left-back McAllister, who made one appearance for Scotland in 2004 and is set to leave City after six years.
Striker David Clarkson and winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce have also been released, along with four players produced by the club's Academy, Christian Ribeiro, Marlon Jackson, Dan Ball and Henry Muggeridge.
As a sign of McInnes' desire to look to the future, youth team keeper Lewis Carey has been offered a professional deal along with Joe Edward.
Stephen Pearson, signed from Derby County, and veteran defender Louis Carey have been offered the chance to stay.