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Bombers cut speedy midfielder and ex-Giant

Lauchlan Dalgleish of the Bombers runs away to score during the 2015 NAB Challenge Week 4 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on March 20, 2015. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Lauchlan Dalgleish has been delisted by the Bombers

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ESSENDON has delisted half-back Kurt Aylett two years after trading for the former Greater Western Sydney zone selection.

Aylett, who joined the Bombers alongside GWS teammate Shaun Edwards in 2013 in exchange for pick No.48, has been shown the door alongside midfielder Lauchlan Dalgleish.

Both endured injury-interrupted 2015 seasons and failed to figure at AFL level, with Dalgleish's only three senior games coming at the end of the 2013 season.

Dalgleish did feature in the NAB Challenge this year and booted one of the goals of the season after a long run against the Demons.

 

Aylett, who was moved to the Bombers' rookie list at the end of last season, played one game for GWS in 2012 and two more for the Bombers in 2014.  

"Lauchlan and Kurt have endured injury-interrupted seasons, and they should be commended for their dedication and professionalism to get back out on the football field," football manager Rob Kerr said.

"To pull on the jumper for the Essendon Football Club is something special, and Lauchlan and Kurt can be proud they did so at senior level on several occasions.

"Both played some terrific football in the VFL this season, and they were major contributors to the team reaching a preliminary final.

"We wish Lauchlan and Kurt the very best for the next chapter in their football careers and future endeavours."

The Bombers have made five list changes following the retirements of Dustin Fletcher, Jason Winderlich and Paul Chapman.