Bohemians announce squad changes as players depart


Ali Coote is one of a number of players leaving Dalymount Park Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Bohemians men's first team manager Declan Devine has announced a reshaping of his squad with the departure of several players.

Kris Twardek, a long-standing figure at the club, has left by mutual consent, with an intention to return to Canada after several years in Ireland and Europe.

Midfielder John O'Sullivan and Dean Williams are also parting ways with the club alongside Twardek. Both players have joined with Dublin rivals Shelbourne. 

The contracts of Krystian Nowak and Ali Coote have reached their conclusion and will not be renewed for the upcoming season.

Defender Kacper Radkowski is set to return to Śląsk Wrocław following the end of his loan spell at Dalymount Park.

Devine expressed his gratitude for the players' contributions.

“I want to thank them for their service to the club," he said.

He acknowledged the pivotal roles played by Nowak and Radkowski in defense during the season and mentioned Coote's three-year tenure with the team.

“In the case of Kris, he has been a great servant to the club in his two spells here but feels it is time to return home to Canada after spending several years here in Ireland and in other parts of Europe.

“Krystian and Kacper were almost ever-present for us this season in defence and were important players for us. Krystian came in on a one-year deal and has returned home, and Kacper returns to his parent club after his loan deal expired.

“Ali has been with the club for three seasons and feels it is time to move on." 

Devine also noted that Williams and O'Sullivan are seeking more regular first-team play which led to their decision to move on.

"Dean and John have regular first-team opportunities here hard to come by due to a combination of things such as injuries, niggles and the form of others, and it was best for them to move elsewhere because they both want to play more.“

The manager assured that the club is actively working to strengthen the squad for the next season, having already signed Dayle Rooney, with more announcements expected soon.

"We have a busy period over the coming weeks as we look to strengthen our squad for next season," Devine stated.