The expected clear out of dead wood at the club has begun already as the club announces the retained list it has submitted to the EFL
Those players definitely going are Chris Baird, Jason Shackell, and Darren Bent. All these players contracts ended at the end of the season and will not be renewed.
Returning loanees to the club include Sam Winnall and Casey Plamer, who will both return to their respective clubs
Chris Martin, Craig Bryson, Jacob Butterfield, Nick Blackman, Max Lowe and Mason Bennett all return from their loan spells with other clubs
The U23 squad sees three players retained, Joe Bateman, Lewis Walker, and Matt Yates all receive a further years extension to their contracts. Meanwhile Alex Cover, Emil Riis Jakobsen, Kyron Stabana, Matthew Taylor, Ayomide Jibodu are all, released from their contracts and leave the club.
All the information and other retained players can be found on the DCFC official site
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 18, 2018
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