Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd has started to make his mark on the under performing Sky Blues squad by not offering Clinton Morrison a contract extension.
Morrison, along with Stephen Wright and Dimi Konstantopolous have all been told they can leave the club. Coventry City chairman Ray Ranson confirmed, "None of the out of contract players are being offered new deals and have all been spoken to by the manager out of courtesy."
Morrison was one of the clubs highest paid players and with the departure of Ward, another high earner and Marcus Hall, there will be more money for Aidy Boothroyd to utilise on new players.
The departure of Stephen Wright will allow players like the experienced Martin Crainie and youngster Jordan Clarke to prove they can fill the right back position.
Dimi Konstantopolous will leave to find a club where he can play regular first team football, which he richly deserves, but will always be second to Keiren Westwood while he remains at Coventry City.
The 30 year old Morrison was the club's top scorer in the last two seasons with 11 and 12 goals respectively. Excuses can be made for the poor goal tally because of poor service from the support players, but 11 and 12 goals is simply not enough for the top scorer of any club.
While, Morrison works hard and covers the field, his commitment cannot be questioned, but his temperament can and many fans are becoming increasingly irritated with his petulance.
Although the departing player will not attract fees for Boothroyd to use, the savings on the wages bill fund the acquisition of new players.