Stoke City have released veteran pair Glen Johnson and Stephen Ireland following their relegation from the Premier League.
Johnson and Ireland made nine and four league appearances respectively in 2017-18 as the Potters dropped into the Championship after a 10-year stay in the top flight, with neither player offered a new contract.
Former England international Johnson joined Stoke on a free transfer from Liverpool in 2015, and played 57 times for the club in the Premier League.
Ireland struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular, having signed from Aston Villa in 2014, with injury problems hindering the midfielder.
Stoke have offered back-up goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard a new deal, with speculation over Jack Butland’s future persisting.
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