HUDDERSFIELD Town say they will do their best to help Lewis Nightingale find another club.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been told his contract will not be renewed at the end of the season.

But boss Lee Clark insisted: “It’s not the end – lots of footballers have gone on to establish themselves after setbacks early in their careers.”

Nightingale is one of five first-year professionals at the club.

Jack Hunt, Leigh Franks and Liam Ridehalgh have all been handed new contracts while Clark will delay his decision on Taser Hassan until the end of the season.

Spencer Harris has moved to Ossett Town, and now Nightingale, who had a loan spell at Wakefield FC earlier this season, will seek pastures new.

“Like we did with Spencer, we’ll do everything we can to make sure he gets fixed up,” added Clark.

“Breaking the news to young players like Lewis is one of the hardest tasks of this job.

“Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to one day come up against them in League football.”

On Hassan, Clark explained: “Taser is different because he only signed a contract to the end of the season in February.

“It would be unfair to make a decision so quickly. He has six weeks left to force my hand!”