Former West Ham prospect Blair Turgott released for second time in four months

Ricoh Arena Coventry City

Coventry City have released Blair Turgott, months after he was cut by West Ham.

Coventry City have released Blair Turgott, one of eight players told by the club their contracts will not be renewed, report SkySports.

It is a tough break for the midfielder, who was released by West Ham in early February after the club failed to find a buyer for him on deadline day.

Turgott, 20, is a recent England under-19 international, and had shown promise at Coventry.

He was only picked by boss Tony Mowbray to feature in three games, all as a substitute, but managed to score once despite a combined playing time of just 55 minutes.

The prospect had been playing with the under-21s, scoring against Leeds in a match late in the season.

Turgott took to Twitter after his release to thank Coventry for the opportunity.

He was not the only ex-Hammer to be released by the Sky Blues. Former striker Frank Nouble was also instructed to look for a new club, despite scoring seven goals for the club this season.

Adam Barton, Andy Webster, Shaun Miller, Simeon Jackson, Al Bangura, and Danny Pugh complete the list of players cut by Coventry, who finished 17th in League One last season.

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