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THE RETAINED LIST

Manager Jon Brady has announced his end of season retained list

11 May 2021

Northampton Town manager Jon Brady has announced the following retained list at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.

PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT FOR 2021/22
Michael Harriman
Fraser Horsfall
Joseph Mills
Jack Sowerby
Shaun McWilliams
Sam Hoskins
Harry Smith
Benny Ashley-Seal
Danny Rose
Caleb Chukwuemeka

OUT OF CONTRACT BUT OFFERED NEW TERMS
Lloyd Jones
Ryan Watson
Scott Pollock

ACADEMY PLAYERS OFFERED PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS
Max Dyche
Liam Cross
Josh Flanagan

OUT OF CONTRACT AND NOT OFFERED NEW TERMS
Steve Arnold
Alan Sheehan
Mark Marshall
Ricky Korboa
Matt Warburton
Ethan Johnston

LOAN PLAYERS WHO HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR PARENT CLUBS
Jonathan Mitchell
Peter Kioso
Bryn Morris
Mickel Miller
Ryan Edmondson

Morgan Roberts and Alex Jones have been invited to train with the squad in pre-season while Cian Bolger has an option in his contract and the club are awaiting the player's decision.

"It is never nice telling any player they won't be offered a new contract and I would like to thank all of the players leaving us for their efforts," said Brady.

"We wish them well with their future careers and likewise I would like to place on record my thanks to the loan players who were with us and their parent clubs.

"We have said goodbye to a number of players and now a busy summer starts to ensure we are well prepared for the new season. We have a lot of work ahead of us and recruitment is a key part of that.

"We have made offers to Lloyd Jones, Ryan Watson and Scott Pollock. I feel we have helped both Lloyd and Ryan with their development in the time we have worked with them and I think it would be good for both players to continue that development with us. I think both of them would benefit from staying with the club, they are settled here and they know how we work and we know how they work but of course the final decision rests with the players.

"Scott Pollock has missed the whole season with injury and we have missed him, but we hope to have him back next season to continue his progression and our decision to offer Scott a new deal recognises the potential he has. I worked with Scott in the under 18s and I know what a good player he can be.

"We have also offered three of our academy players professional contracts - again they are players I know well from the under 18s and I am looking forward to seeing them continuing their development. We want to create a culture where our young players get their opportunity at first team level but they have to earn it, it won't just be handed to anyone on a plate. We want a winning culture and a culture where players can develop and we have six former academy players either under contract or with contract offers for next season and that is very encouraging.

"Next season we want to be aggressive, we will need to be adaptable but I want a side that has power, pace, aggression and athleticism and a supporters can enjoy watching. We want to be able to press teams hard but we also need to be able to look after the ball. We will have patterns of play and we will be very organised and our recruitment work this summer will be with that in mind."

 


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