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Nicked from League 2.

Who's under contract? Who's out of contract? Who would you keep or get rid of?

Out of contract/ Release

Marnick Vermijl, Andy Boyle, Tommy Spurr & Ben Pringle

Leaving/ Get Rid


Lukas Nmecha & Brandon Barker - End of Loan
Chris Maxwell - Get Rid, causes too much disruption
Kevin O'Connor & Graham Burke - Cheap Irish gambles, not good enough
Callum Robinson - Would love to keep, but supposedly already a done deal to Bournemouth

Remaining Senior Squad

GK - Ripley, Rudd, Crowe
DF - Fisher, Rafferty, Clarke, Storey, Davies, Huntington, Hughes, Earl
MF - Pearson, Ledson, Johnson, Gallagher
AM/ W - Browne, Potts, Barkhuizen, Bodin, Harrop, Ginnelly
ST - Maguire, Stockley, Moult
 

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Out of contract/ Release

Jacob Butterfield, Bradley Johnson, Craig Bryson, Marcus Olsson, David Nugent, Alex Pearce, Nick Blackman, Ashley Cole and Jonathan Mitchell.

I would have said keep Johnson but it looks as if we're signing Graeme Shinnie so BJ won't be needed. Big wages to get off the books too. As surreal as it is having Ashley Cole play for us he's obviously not the player he once was, not sure he's up for another full season either.

Leaving/ Get Rid

Mason Mount, Fiko Tomori and Harry Wilson returning to their parent clubs.
Iketchi Anya - if we can shift him but he'll probably sit in our under 23's on a mega contract until it runs out next year.
Chris Martin - that ship has sailed I'm afraid.
George Thorne - see above. Move on.
Andre Wisdom - try and recoup some of the fee we paid for him, not the 13/14 Wisdom who was class.

Remaining Senior Squad

GK - Carson, Roos (if he signs) and Ravas.
DF - Bogle, Keogh, Davies, Ambrose, Malone, Forsyth and Lowe.
MF - Huddlestone, Holmes, Bird and Evans.
AM/ W - Jozefzoon, Lawrence, Bennett and Thomas.
ST - Waghorn and Marriott.

Big summer ahead for us, Frank's got some wheeling and dealing to do.
 

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Out of contract/ Release

Jacob Butterfield, Bradley Johnson, Craig Bryson, Marcus Olsson, David Nugent, Alex Pearce, Nick Blackman, Ashley Cole and Jonathan Mitchell.

I would have said keep Johnson but it looks as if we're signing Graeme Shinnie so BJ won't be needed. Big wages to get off the books too. As surreal as it is having Ashley Cole play for us he's obviously not the player he once was, not sure he's up for another full season either.

Leaving/ Get Rid

Mason Mount, Fiko Tomori and Harry Wilson returning to their parent clubs.
Iketchi Anya - if we can shift him but he'll probably sit in our under 23's on a mega contract until it runs out next year.
Chris Martin - that ship has sailed I'm afraid.
George Thorne - see above. Move on.
Andre Wisdom - try and recoup some of the fee we paid for him, not the 13/14 Wisdom who was class.

Remaining Senior Squad

GK - Carson, Roos (if he signs) and Ravas.
DF - Bogle, Keogh, Davies, Ambrose, Malone, Forsyth and Lowe.
MF - Huddlestone, Holmes, Bird and Evans.
AM/ W - Jozefzoon, Lawrence, Bennett and Thomas.
ST - Waghorn and Marriott.

Big summer ahead for us, Frank's got some wheeling and dealing to do.
Shinnie has had contract offers from us and Sheffield Utd according to Pete O'Rourke last week. Will see what he goes for.
 

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Going down so keep, Alnwick and Matthews (GK), Wheater, Olkowski (DF), Connell and O'Neil (MF), sod the rest off and start again if we are still around
 

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Going down so keep, Alnwick and Matthews (GK), Wheater, Olkowski (DF), Connell and O'Neil (MF), sod the rest off and start again if we are still around
Can see people wanting to sign Olkowski & Connell.

Surely you'd keep Magennis for that league?
 

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Can see people wanting to sign Olkowski & Connell.

Surely you'd keep Magennis for that league?
Way I'm feeling at the moment, I'm sticking with my list. Need a clean slate including manager as well, his record in the Championship with all his clubs, is a 19% win rate
 

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All these players are out of contract in summer and there's only Westwood and Palmer who I'd offer a new contract.
We've got 36 full pro's on books and Bruce wants to trim squad to around 24.
Shame about Kieran Lee as he's been a great player for us but his hip injury keeps returning.

K. Westwood
L. Palmer
D. Pudil
F. Nielsen
C. O'Grady
K. Lee
D. Jones
A. Abdi
M. Matias
G. Boyd
F. Preston
G. Hooper
 

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All these players are out of contract in summer and there's only Westwood and Palmer who I'd offer a new contract.
We've got 36 full pro's on books and Bruce wants to trim squad to around 24.
Shame about Kieran Lee as he's been a great player for us but his hip injury keeps returning.

K. Westwood
L. Palmer
D. Pudil
F. Nielsen
C. O'Grady
K. Lee
D. Jones
A. Abdi
M. Matias
G. Boyd
F. Preston
G. Hooper
Would also keep the young uns Neilsen & Preston.
Surely worth another couple of years, shouldn't be on too much and still young enough to develop.
As you say sadly Lee appears finished. Great player when fit.
Depending if he'd take a drop in wages would love to try to get Hooper fit and keep him, on his current wages it's too much of a gamble with his fitness.
 

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All these players are out of contract in summer and there's only Westwood and Palmer who I'd offer a new contract.
We've got 36 full pro's on books and Bruce wants to trim squad to around 24.
Shame about Kieran Lee as he's been a great player for us but his hip injury keeps returning.

K. Westwood
L. Palmer
D. Pudil
F. Nielsen
C. O'Grady
K. Lee
D. Jones
A. Abdi
M. Matias
G. Boyd
F. Preston
G. Hooper
Would have Boyd and Hooper in a heart beat.
 

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He played well Tuesday and does generally try, but well past his best now, not for me, clear out and release his wages for someone younger
Totally agree, as said above there's only Westwood and Palmer who I'd really like to keep, Hooper I'd love to stay but that's more heart over head, best striker I've seen in my lifetime at Wednesday but like Kieran Lee spends more time in the medical room these days.

Out of contract
K. Westwood- Keep, one of best keepers in the league and worth the wage.
L. Palmer- Keep, solid enough and for a similar standard of back up be more costly to replace.
D. Pudil- Release, best days behind him. Forget he existed in all honesty.
F. Nielsen- Release, not going to make it.
C. O'Grady- Release, same as Nielsen and doesn't look big enough for a centre back.
K. Lee- Release, sadly one of my favourite players but over a year out, can't justify it.
D. Jones- Release, legs have gone and is a big wage off the books.
A. Abdi- Release, was buzzing when we signed him. Would love to know whats gone off.
M. Matias- Release, not shown enough but there's a good player in there. Wages off the books
G. Boyd - Release, past it and on a big wage. Honest enough pro though.
F. Preston- Release, not likely to make it now at his age.
G. Hooper- Release, same as Lee. We'd give him 2 years and he'll break down in September.

That would leave us with 19 first team players with a few more under 23's still under contract like Ash Baker, Connor Kirby and Jack Stobbs.

Would definitely require some incoming signings, Hector and Aarons will most likely be targets to bring back for Bruce, potentially Lazaar and Onomah too with their loan spells being ravaged by injury. Very top heavy with forwards, wouldn't be surprised to see 2 of Joao, Forestieri, Winnall or Rhodes to be sold on to release funds to strengthen midfield and centre back.

Goalkeepers-
Kieren Westwood
Cameron Dawson
Joe Wildsmith

Defenders-
Liam Palmer
Dominic Iorfa
Tom Lees
Jordan Thorniley
Joost Van Aken
Morgan Fox
Matt Penney

Midfielders/Wingers
Barry Bannan
Sam Hutchinson
Adam Reach
Joey Pelupessy

Forwards-
Steven Fletcher
Jordan Rhodes
Sam Winnall
Atdhe Nuhiu
Lucas Joao
Fernando Forestieri
 

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