Huddersfield Town have become the latest club to issue their retained list following the completion of their campaign. Very few Championship clubs have issued theirs so quickly, but David Wagner clearly knows who and what he wants for next season.
Two first-team players have been issued new contracts, with options taken up on extending those. Three senior players have been allowed to leave, but all in all there are no shocks on this list.
Midfielder Jonathan Hogg has penned a one-year extension to his deal. The midfield anchor has had his injury problems this season, but clearly David Wagner has seen enough of him when he was fit to hand him a new deal.
Versatile defender Martin Cranie also signs a one-year extension to his existing contract. The former Barnsley man has been a regular in Wagner’s team in the second half of the campaign and is clearly seen as a key performer for the upcoming season too.
Youngsters Jack Senior, Fraser Horsfall and Tadhg Ryan all extend their stay by a year as well.
The highest profile departure from the John Smith’s Stadium is forward Karim Matmour. It isn’t a great shock that he has moved on however as he was only signed on a short-term deal when joining as a free agent earlier in the season. He is now free to join another club.
Ishmael Miller has been out of favour for some time and it would have been a great shock if he was offered a new contract. The ex-Nottingham Forest striker doesn’t feature in Wagner’s plans and hasn’t done so for some time.
Also leaving are several other younger players, which are headlined by the likes of Lloyd Allinson and Duane Holmes.
Jed Steer, Jamie Paterson and Emyr Huws all return to Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic respectively following the culmination of their loan deals.
The remainder of the squad remains under contract for what Huddersfield fans will hope is an improved campaign next season.