Wolverhampton Wanderers fans react on Twitter to Sam Ricketts release

The club captain has left the club after two memorable years.

Yesterday it was confirmed by Wolverhampton Wanderers that long-serving defender Sam Ricketts would be leaving the club this summer.

The versatile defender, who can play anywhere across the back four, is out of contract at the end of this month and he will now be free to pick his next move.

Ricketts, who has 52 caps for the Welsh national team, joined Wolves from Bolton Wanderers in 2013. He became a steadying influence at the club during a troubled period and helped them win promotion from League One back to the Championship. He went on to become club captain.

But last year he featured rarely for Wolves and spent part of the season on loan with Swindon Town. The experienced defender is set to be in high demand this summer - as a player of his experience and versatility is always welcome in the Football League.

Wolves fans know deep down this is the right decision, but are still upset to see him go. He has become a hero in their eyes, with many on Twitter fondly remembering his antics, especially a cracking strike against Rotherham United last year.

Here is some of the best Twitter reaction from Wolves supporters...

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