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List of over 160 League One free agents released by clubs after 2021/22 season

In this article, we take a look at a list of over 160 League One free agents released by clubs following the 2021/22 season.

Teams will be looking to strengthen and replace those injured or in need of a boost with some big names looking to secure themselves a new club to call home for the foreseeable future.

Retained lists are being released across the third tier, which will see a floodgate of free agents into the summer transfer market.

A full list of players who – as things stand – will be available for free come the summer, find out who is included below…


Released: Lewis Mansell, Ben Pleavin, Stephen Sama, Kevin Spinelli, Luke Stowe.

Returning loanees: Yeboah Amankwah (Manchester City), Marcel Lewis (Union SG), Joel Mumbongo (Burnley).

Contract rejected: Matt Butcher.

AFC Wimbledon

Released: Cheye Alexander, Corie Andrews, Darius Charles, Ben Heneghan, Egli Kaja, Jack Madelin, Isaac Olaniyan, Zaki Oualah and Derick Osei Yaw.

Contract offered: Huseyin Biler, Elliott Bolton, Nesta Guinness-Walker, Anthony Hartigan, Paul Osew and Zach Robinson.

Returning loanees: Terry Ablade (Fulham), Sam Cosgrove (Birmingham City), Henry Lawrence (Chelsea), Dapo Mebude (Watford), Aaron Pressley (Brentford) and Tomas Kalinauskas (Barnsley).


Released: Matty Alexander, Alex Baptiste, Nathan Delfouneso, Liam Edwards, Jay Fitzmartin, Liam Gordon, Reiss Greenidge, Andy Tutte.

Returning loanees: Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg), Marlon Fossey (Fulham), James Trafford (Manchester City).

Contract offered: Adam Senior.


Released: Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Michael Bostwick, Oumar Niasse, Luke Redfern, Danny Rowe.

Returning loanees: Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers), Matej Kovar (Manchester United), Jacob Maddox (Vitória de Guimarães), Christian Saydee (AFC Bournemouth).

Contract offered: John Brayford, Callum Hawkins, Tom Hewlett, Thierry Latty-Fairweather, Michael Mancienne, Daniel Moore, Jakub Niemczyk, Joe Powell, Ben Radcliffe.


Released: Wes Hoolahan, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Tom Dickens.

Returning loanees: Sam Sherring (AFC Bournemouth), Jensen Weir, Lorent Tolaj (both Brighton & Hove Albion).


Released: Chris Gunter, Stephen Henderson, Adam Matthews, Pape Souare, Conor Washington, Ben Watson.

Returning loanees: Mason Burstow (Chelsea), Juan Castillo (Chelsea), Akin Famewo (Norwich City), Nile John (Tottenham Hotspur), Elliot Lee (Luton Town), Jonathan Leko (Birmingham City).

Contract offered: Ben Purrington.


Released: Charlie Colkett, Scott Flinders, Conor Thomas, Andy Williams.

Returning loanees: Kion Etete (Tottenham Hotspur), Dan Nlundulu (Southampton), Mattie Pollock (Watford), Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), Jamie Soule (West Bromwich Albion), Callum Wright (Leicester City).

Transfer listed: Owen Evans.

Contract offered: Dylan Barkers, Ellis Chapman, Zac Guinan, Max Harris.

Contract rejected: Will Boyle.


Released: Sam Booth, Will Jaaskelainen, Scott Kashket, Luke Murphy, Tyreece Onyeka, Chris Porter, Joe Robbins, Nathan Woodthorpe.

Returning loanees: Ryan Alebiosu (Arsenal), Rekeem Harper (Ipswich Town), Ben Knight (Manchester City).


Released: Dan Gardner, AJ Greaves, Lirak Hasani, Branden Horton, Cameron John, Fejiri Okenabirhie, Ed Williams.

Returning loanees: Ethan Galbraith (Manchester United), Ben Jackson (Huddersfield Town), Josh Martin (Norwich City), Mipo Odubeko (West Ham United), Matt Smith (Arsenal).

Contract offered: Aidan Barlow, John Bostock, Bobby Faulkner.


Released: Harrison Biggins, Callum Camps, Kieran O’Hara, Anthony Pilkington.

Returning loanees: Dan Butterworth (Blackburn Rovers), Josh Harrop (Preston North End), Callum Johnson (Portsmouth), Zak Jules (MK Dons).

Contract offered: Danny Andrew.


Released: Mustapha Carayol, Aaron Chapman, Ryan Jackson, Harvey Lintott, Danny Lloyd, Christian Maghoma, Vadaine Oliver, Gerald Sithole, Ben Thompson.

Returning loanees: Pontus Dahlberg (Watford), Tom Dickson-Peters (Norwich City), Charlie Kelman (QPR), Conor Masterson (QPR), Dan Phillips (Watford).

Contract offered: Bailey Akehurst, Josh Chambers, Robbie McKenzie, Jack Tucker.


Released: Tom Carroll, Tomas Holy, Myles Kenlock, James Norwood.

Returning loanees: Tyreeq Bakinson (Bristol City), Macauley Bonne (QPR), Bersant Celina (Dijon), Dominic Thompson (Brentford).


Released: John Marquis, Max Melbourne.

Returning loanees: Liam Cullen (Swansea City), Lewis Fiorini (Manchester City), Josh Griffiths (West Bromwich Albion), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Arsenal), Morgan Whittaker (Swansea City).

Contract offered: Liam Bridcutt, Conor McGrandles

MK Dons

Released: Aden Baldwin, Jay Bird, Hiram Boateng, John Freeman, Brandon Mason, Connor Wickham.

Returning loanees: Theo Corbeanu (Wolves), Conor Coventry (West Ham United), Jamie Cumming (Chelsea), Kaine Kesler Hayden (Aston Villa), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur).

Contract offered: David Kasumu, Josh McEachran.

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