Bristol news League One and League Two retained lists as Joey Barton makes summer plans MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton is plotting a summer of significant change at the Gas as he aims for League Two promotion
Breaking News ! Joey Barton and Bristol Rovers have a big summer ahead of them as they look to rebuild and create a squad capable of taking the Gas straight back into League One at the first time of asking. The Rovers manager has his reputation firmly on the line after largely evading criticism for the club's relegation but as, he himself admits, it's all on the former Newcastle United midfielder now. The club confirmed their retained list last week with few surprises in terms of the exits, bar captain Luke Leahy who turned down Rovers' offer of a new contract. That's freed up squad space and salaries to explore options in free agency as money is likely to be tight this summer, meaning recruitment will have to be especially wise in terms of assessing value and quality. Here a comprehensive list of the retained lists published so far from the clubs who will be in League One and League Two next season, with those still involved in the play-offs, understandably, yet to release theirs ... Read More Related Articles Chelsea midfielder set to be rewarded for Bristol Rovers form by earning Championship move Read More Related Articles Bristol Rovers depth chart: Joey Barton faces massive transfer tasks with Gas lacking options League One Accrington Stanley Contract extensions triggered: Dan Martin, Lewis Mansell, Liam Isherwood, Dion Charles. Offered new deals: Mark Hughes, Ben Barclay, Harvey Rodgers, Harry Perritt. Released: Joe Maguire, Lamine Kaba Sherif, Jack Bolton, Reagan Ogle, Zehn Mohammed.
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League Two Bradford City Released: Anthony O’Connor, Billy Clarke, Clayton Donaldson, Connor Shanks, Connor Wood, Harry Pritchard, Lee Novak, Will Huffer, Zeli Ismail Offered new contracts: Jorge Sikora, Kian Scales, Matty Foulds, Sam Hornby Bristol Rovers Released: Kyle Bennett, Michael Kelly, Harry Warwick, Liam Armstrong, Alexis Andre-Jr, Ali Koiki, Ed Upson, Jordi van Stappershoef, Josh Hare, Mark Little, Abu Ogogo, Tom Davies. Offer rejected, moving: Luke Leahy Contract option activated: Pablo Martinez Offered new contracts: Lucas Tomlinson, Ollie Hulbert
Luke Leahy of Bristol Rovers takes on Demi Mitchell of Blackpool.
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Carlisle United Contract options activated: Lewis Alessandra, Jack Armer, Taylor Charters, Josh Dixon, Callum Guy, Aaron Hayden, Joe Riley, Gime Toure Offered new deals: Nick Anderton, Rhys Bennett, Paul Farman, Morgan Feeney, Omari Patrick, Offrande Zanzala. Released: Jamie Armstrong, Charlie Barnes, Charlie Birch, Dean Furman, Liam Lightfoot, Cedwyn Scott, Tom Wilson. Colchester United Offered new contracts: Tom Eastman, Ryan Clampin, Sam Cornish, Billy Cracknell In talks: Ben Stevenson, Michael Folivi Released: Josh Bohui, Jevani Brown, Callum Coulter, Paris Cowan-Hall, Luke Gambin, Callum Harriott, Tom Lapslie, Harry Pell (joined Accrington), Courtney Senior, Omar Sowunmi, Diaz Wright Exeter City New contracts offered: Jake Taylor, Randell Williams, Pierce Sweeney, Lewis Page Matt Taylor expects Taylor and Williams to leave the club, discussions are ongoing with Sweeney and Page Leyton Orient Offered new deals: James Brophy, Craig Clay, Dan Happe, Danny Johnson, Jayden Sweeney, Lawrence Vigouroux, Conor Wilkinson Released: Lee Angol, Josh Coulson, James Dayton, Louis Dennis, Myles Judd, Sam Ling, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Jobi McAnuff (retired), Brendon Shabani, Jamie Turley, Joe Widdowson
Jobi McAnuff, in action for Leyton Orient, takes on George Thomason of Bolton (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Mansfield Town Contract options activated: James Clarke, Jimmy Knowles In talks: Jaden Charles, Keaton Ward Available for transfer: Corey O’Keeffe, Marek Stech Released: Andy Cook, Nicky Maynard, Joe Riley, Aidan Stone, Ryan Sweeney, Aiden Walker, Jake Wright Northampton Town Offered new contract: Lloyd Jones, Ryan Watson, Scott Pollock Released: Steve Arnold, Alan Sheehan, Mark Marshall, Ricky Korboa, Matt Warburton, Ethan Johnston Oldham Athletic Released: Gary Woods, Laurence Bilboe, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Sido Jombati, Brice Ntambwe, Marcus Barnes. Contract negotiations ongoing: Conor McAleny
Oldham Athletic's Conor McAleny celebrates scoring at Morecambe.
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Port Vale Released: Dino Visser, Tom Scott, Adam Crookes, Shaun Brisley, Scott Brown, Luke Joyce, Ryan Campbell-Gordon, Zak Mills, David Fitzpatrick, Cristian Montano (joined Livingston), Daniel Trickett-Smith, Tom Pope, Mark Cullen, Kurtis Guthrie, Harry McKirdy Scunthorpe United Released: Charlie Barks, Jacob Bedeau, Junior Brown, Lewis Butroid, Jordan Clarke, Andy Dales, Abo Eisa, Alex Gilliead, George Hornshaw, Mark Howard, Jem Karacan, Adam Kelsey, Harrison McGahey, Kelsey Mooney, Olufela Olomola, Raynner Silva, Kevin van Veen Contract options exercised: Devarn Green, Harry Jessop, Jai Rowe, Finley Shrimpton. Contract offers made to: Jordan Hallam, John McAtee, Tom Pugh (contract offers were also made to Abo Eisa, Alex Gilliead, Harrison McGahey and Kevin van Veen in January but not taken up).
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Swindon Town Offered new contract: Akin Odimayo, Harry Parsons, Scott Twine Released: Tom Broadbent, Paul Caddis, Lee Camp, Anthony Cheshire, Ezekiel Fryers, Massimo Giamattei, Anthony Grant, Joel Grant, Hallam Hope, John Johnston, Archie Matthews, Christopher Missilou, Matty Palmer Walsall Contract options activated: Tom Leak, Joe Willis Offered new contract: Dan Scarr, Hayden White Released: Cameron Norman, James Clarke, Stuart Sinclair, Caolan Lavery, Josh Gordon, Callum Cockerill-Mollett, Wes McDonald, Jack Nolan
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