Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that first year professionals Sam Adewusi, Max Brown, and Kieron Olsen, and second year professional Jack Egan, have today left the club by mutual consent.
Adewusi, 19, earned his first professional contract ahead of this season having made his way through the youth ranks at the club. An eye-catching midfielder he made his debut for the club in the Checkatrade Trophy at the Stadium of Light in October. His league debut came that same month in the away game against Macclesfield Town.
Brown, 19, signed his first senior deal with the Blues at the end of last season and has enjoyed loan spells with Kendal Town and Workington as he gained valuable first team experience with the local clubs.
Egan, 20, came through United's youth ranks and was handed his first professional deal at the end of the 2016/17 season. He made his debut for the club at the Stadium of Light earlier this season when United faced Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy group stages. He was handed a second short-term contract ahead of this campaign, which was further extended last month, and has been a regular in the first team squad and on the bench for the Blues this term.
Olsen, 19, came through United’s youth ranks last season to earn his first professional contract with the club. A versatile player, which can play in defence or midfield, he enjoyed loan spells with local outfits Workington and Kendal Town through the first half of this campaign.
United boss Steven Pressley said: “It was a club decision and we've made sure that we've honoured the remainder of the contracts that these young players have in full.
"That gives these lads security for the remainder of the season and it will allow them to look for what they want to do elsewhere.
"We felt that their future wasn't going to be here at Carlisle United, and once you get to the summer it becomes a very difficult market.
"At this moment in time there are far fewer players available and we felt it would help them to get there names out there and give them a better chance of securing a new club.
"I have to say, talking to young players about this kind of thing is the worst part of management, but we've done it for what we believe are the right reasons.
"As I say, at this moment in time we don't think the players will feature and this is the best possible time for them to find a new club so they can get on with their careers.
"It goes without saying that we wish these very professional and likeable young men all the very best as they move on to their next chapter."