We can confirm that Tom Wraight and Callum Harrison have departed the Club and Dave Winfield has been appointed Club Captain on a new deal.
Having been Vice-Captain during the null and void 2020/2021 season, Wraight was appointed as Club Captain after agreeing terms in the summer.
Wraight made 16 City appearances in all competitions without finding the net this term, taking his total tally to 92 Chelmsford appearances and 16 goals.
The versatile midfielder, who can also play in defence and attack, moved to the EMG Inspire Stadium in May 2018 and departs for another club after over three and a half years of service to the Clarets.
Speaking on his departure, Wraight said: “I wish everyone the best and I’ve loved the time that I’ve been here.
“I like to think I’ve always given it my all and the supporters have shown me great respect; I’ll always keep an eye on the results.
“I’ve been very proud to represent my hometown for the last three or four years and it’s meant a lot to myself and my family.
“I wish everyone the best.”
Departing alongside Wraight is Callum Harrison, who also agreed terms with the Club for the current term in the summer.
The midfielder made 17 appearances in all competitions for City this season in which he didn’t manage to find the back of the net, taking his total Chelmsford tally to 34 outings.
On the departures, Manager Robbie Simpson commented: “First of all, I think we need to thank Wraighty for his time at the Club – he’s a good guy.
“To help us keep him in the summer we offered him the captaincy and I think it unfortunately just hasn’t worked out.
“In terms of the effect it’s had on Wraighty’s performances and as a captain, it just hasn’t quite worked out as we’d have both hoped.
“When the team’s not doing well, maybe it weighs on shoulders a bit and affects him more than he’d like it to, so Wraight’s going to be departing and we wish him well and thank him for everything he’s done for the Club.
“We spoke with Callum in the summer about him needing to score goals from midfield for us and that just hasn’t happened.
“We need to find goals in other areas of the pitch other than our front two and, unfortunately for Callum, we haven’t posed much of a threat goalscoring-wise from midfield from him.
“He’s a good lad, he’s a great trainer and we wish him well. We’re gutted that he hasn’t managed to affect the goalscoring chances as much as we would have liked him to.”
Speaking on potential incomings, Simpson explained: “I think there will definitely be more movement.
“Obviously, we’ve got voids to fill with three players going out and they’re three players that I would call supply and goalscoring players that it hasn’t quite worked out with.
“Morgs, Wraighty and Callum, they’re in that supply behind the forward line that needs to chip in with assists and goals and we haven’t had that.
“We’ve been getting in really good areas but not quite looking as threatening as we would have hoped and that’s largely come down to that supply line.
“So, we’ll be looking to replace that supply line and bring reinforcements in that area for sure.
“There might be some more movement, both ways, between now and 11th December.”
More will follow on Dave Winfield’s new deal and captaincy shortly.
The Club would like to thank Wraighty and Cal for their services and wish them well for the future.