Championship released players Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth & Sheffield Wednesday could sign for free
The summer transfer window will officially open in under a month with players set to be on the move.
The regular League One season has concluded and the play-offs are now in full swing. One of either Wycombe Wanderers or Sunderland will be promoted to the Championship, while the League Two play-offs begin today. Swindon Town take on Port Vale while Northampton Town play Mansfield Town.
The loser of the League One situation and the victor of the League Two final will join the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Portsmouth, Ipswich Town and Barnsley in the third tier of English football. Wanderers, who finished ninth, have already bolstered their squad with the capture of Jack Iredale from Cambridge United.
Iredale has been brought to Wanderers on a three-year deal and on a free transfer. He will be at Wanderers for the start of pre-season in mid-June and the Whites are hoping to make further acquistions this summer ahead of next season.
Sides across the EFL have released retained list and the Championship is no exception. Some clubs have already released their retained lists ahead of the transfer window officially opening on June 10, with others still to do so.
With that in mind, here is a list of all the released players from the second tier that are now available on a free transfer that Wanderers could perhaps go for.
Joe Rothwell, Bradley Johnson.
Blackburn are yet to release their full retained list with Ryan Nyambe and Darragh Lenihan among those out of contract.
Cameron Antwi, Ryan Grant, Johnny Johnston, Matthew Liptrott, Charlie Monks, Ethan Robson, Sky Sinclair, Grant Ward.
Marlon Pack, Alex Smithies.
Cardiff are yet to confirm their full retained list with Aden Flint and Will Vaulkes among those out of contract.
Josh Pask, Jodi Jones.
Sol Bamba, Lee Peltier, Neil Taylor.
Dai Cornell, Serhat Tasdemir, Kyle Barker.
Preston North End
Connor Ripley, Oliver Lombard, Mathew Hudson, Paul Huntington, Joe Rafferty, Jack Baxter, Jamie Thomas, Tom Barkhuizen, Scott Sinclair, Izzy Brown, Ethan Walker, Joe Rodwell-Grant, Jacob Holland-Wilkinson.
Queens Park Rangers
Charlie Austin, Dom Ball, Dillon Barnes, David Marshall, Lee Wallace, Kieran Westwood.
David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset and Luke Freeman..
Steven Fletcher, Tommy Smith, James Chester, Tom Ince.