Cardiff City release Turner and Jones

23 May

Ben Turner scoring against Liverpool


Ben Turner scored against Liverpool in the 2012 League Cup Final at Wembley

Cardiff City have released defender Ben Turner and striker Kenwyne Jones.

The duo join goalkeeper Joe Lewis, forward Etien Velikonja and midfielder Filip Kiss in departing the Bluebirds, along with four under-21 players.

Turner, 28, joined the Bluebirds in August 2011 and scored a last minute equaliser in the 2012 League Cup Final against Liverpool at Wembley.

He played 31 games for Cardiff in the Premier League in 2013-14 and made 121 appearances for the club in total.

Trinidad and Tobago international Jones joined the Bluebirds in a swap deal involving Peter Odemwinge in January 2014.

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Kenwyne Jones has also played for Southampton and Sunderland

However, Jones was allowed out on loan this season and said at the time he had been offered ‘no deal’ to stay at Cardiff City Stadium.

In January he joined Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates on loan until the end of the season.

Lewis, 28, joined on a free transfer from Peterborough United in 2012 but made only five senior appearances and had loan spells with Blackpool and Fulham.

Slovenia international striker Velikonja joined Cardiff on a four-year deal in July 2012 but failed to score in five first team games for the Bluebirds

Slovakian Kiss joined Cardiff on loan from SK Slovan Bratislava in July 2011 before the deal was made permanent 12 months later.

The 25-year-old spent two loan spells at Ross County and also spent a season on loan with Norwegian side.

Cardiff have also released Jazzi Barnum-Bobb, Abdi Noor, Tyler Roche and Curtis Watkins from their developmental side.

However, extensions have been offered to Luke O’Reilly, Elijah Phipps, Jamie Veale, Macauley Southam, David Tutonda, Ashley Baker, Dylan Rees, Tom James, Robbie Patten, Tommy O’Sullivan and Theo Wharton.

Jamie Bird, Rhys Abbruzzese, Lloyd Humphries and Rollin Menayese have all been offered their first professional contracts.

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