It’s been a season of nearly but not quite for the first-team squad at Elland Road as they strived for promotion to the Premier League.

Highs mixed with lows was the flavour of a season that finished abruptly with the 4-2 loss to Derby County on Wednesday night in the play-off semi-final.

But Leeds United, like any other club in football, is about more than just the first XI and matchday squads. This season the Under-23s and Under-18s have really grown into themselves, blossoming under the new direction of Marcelo Bielsa.

It’s a summer of restructuring ahead for the Whites, with obviously the Premier League being on their radar again. Yet, as you would expect, this restructuring percolates to all levels within the club. Decisions are made about who is wanted, who is passed over and such.

Below is the Leeds United ‘retained and released’ list for 2019/20 season.

Released and Retained List


  • Lucas Odunston
  • Joshua Rae
  • Alex Wollerton

Automatic one-year extension

  • Will Huffer
  • Kamil Miazek

New deals offered

  • Matthew Downing
  • Theo Hudson
  • Niall Huggins
  • Harrison Male

Scholarship extensions (one year)

  • Luke Lyons
  • Joe Stanley

It will definitely be a summer of rebuilding ahead for Leeds United, and that sentiment rings true at all levels. Of the players released, Lucas Odunston has already found himself new employ at Hull City.

That rebuilding wil no doubt be seen at all levels. As for ‘rebuilding’, those leaving the club will go with the thanks and well wishes of Leeds United fans far and wide ringing in their ears.