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Stoke release Northern Ireland U21 international Jake Dunwoody

Mon, Jul 13 2020

Stoke City have confirmed they have released Northen Ireland Under 21 international Jake Dunwoody. 

The Potter's published their retained and released list on Monday confirming that Dunwoody's time at the club is over. 

Dunwoody grew up in Glossop before departing his hometown to link with Manchester City’s academy.

He moved slightly south at 16 years old after signing for Stoke City 

Dunwoody captained the clubs under-18s to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2017, he made 18 appearances in the Premier League 2 in 2019-20 scoring 3 goals. 

During his spell at the Bet 365 stadium Dunwoody had loan spells at Curzon Ashton and Leek Town.

He had been promoted to the seniors for pre-season under Nathan Jones who was dismissed as manager in November and wore the armband for the under-23s under Kevin Russell.

The midfielder impressed under new Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough in the Under-21 set-up and scored in October in the 2-1 defeat to Denmark In the European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign. 

Overall he made eight appearances under the guidance of Baraclough. 

Also being released is former St Francis player James Jennings who first signed for the club in 2017.

Stoke return to action on Wednesday evening away to Bristol City who are currently 11th in the table after their 3-1 win at Middlesbrough at the weekend.