Merrick releases five Phoenix players

June 9, 2013
Five off-contract Wellington Phoenix players have missed out on being offered new A-League deals by incoming coach Ernie Merrick.

Tony Lochhead, Alex Smith, Dani Sanchez, Jimmy Downey and Lucas Pantelis are gone.

Merrick is keen to see more of Ian Hogg, who had a short-term contract with the Phoenix at the end of last season, before reaching a decision on his future with the club.

Pantelis was hampered by injury during his two-season stint, not making a single A-League ...

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