Rutherford released by Bohs

31-year-old Bohemians midfielder Mark Rutherford has failed to have his contract renewed by manager Stephen Kenny.

31-year-old Bohemians midfielder Mark Rutherford has failed to have his contract renewed by manager Stephen Kenny.

With the arrival of left-sided midfielder James Keddy to Dalymount Park next week, Rutherford, it is felt, is not need by the Dublin club he has spent three years at, since signing in January 2001 from Irish League outfit Newry Town.

The Birmingham-born winger became a well recognised figure in League of Ireland circles in the mid-nineties, playing starring roles in league title wins for Shelbourne and Bohemians.

A poor last campaign, blighted by a knee injury, saw him score just once in a 3-2 loss to Cork City at Turner's Cross.

If he proves his fitness ahead of the new season, Longford or Drogheda United are two clubs expected to chase the Englishman's services.

"I feel I still do a job for whatever club wants me", he commented.

"I’ve played for the two biggest clubs in the country and hopefully I’ll get myself a good club by the start of the season."

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