Leeds United: Michael Brown among seven first-team departures

Leeds United have released seven players, including veteran midfielder Michael Brown.

Danny Pugh, El-Hadji Diouf, Adam Drury, Paul Green, Luke Varney and Jamie Ashdown have also left Elland Road.

New owner Massimo Cellino has pledged to "make the club healthy" by making financial cuts, and BBC Radio Leeds reports the released list could save £3m from the club's annual wage bill.

United have handed extensions to youth players Alex Cairns and Afolabi Coker.

But fellow youngsters Simon Lenighan, Nathan Turner, Lewis Turner, Richard Bryan, Smith Tiesse and Gboly Ariyibi have all been released.