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Rovers confirm retained and released list

19 May 2023

Following the conclusion of the 2022/23 Sky Bet League Two season, Rovers can confirm their retained and released list.

The club will offer fresh terms to Louis Jones, Zain Westbrooke, Ben Bottomley and Charlie Seaman, with discussions on-going.

Liam Ravenhill has signed a new contract with the club - the details of which will be announced in due course - while Jack Goodman has been offered his first professional terms following the end of the second year of his scholarship.

Manager Grant McCann said: “I feel that these decisions leave us with a very good platform to begin shaping the squad for next season, while also giving us plenty of scope to make quality additions to the group.

“The focus for us now is recruiting quality in key positions across the team to ensure we have strong competition for places. I have made no secret that we will be looking for players with strong character that can deal with the rigours of the division and who can handle the multiple approaches to matches that League Two demands.

“We know we have very good options for this level in various positions but we need to make sure we have the competition within the squad that will drive us on to achieve our goals, which we have been very clear about.

“There is a youthful element to the current group of contracted players and we are determined to further their development. In the coming weeks we will be assessing options of suitable loans for them that we feel will offer them real value.

“This is always a difficult process to go through, especially when telling players they will not be offered new deals. I know all at the club wish to thank those leaving us for their efforts during their time here.”

Caolan Lavery and Reo Griffiths have been made available for transfer while Ro-Shaun Williams, Aidan Barlow, Kieran Agard, Jonathan Mitchell and Ollie Younger will not be offered new contracts. Rovers will continue to support Younger with his recovery from long-term injury in pre-season.

Charlie Lakin, Ben Nelson, James Brown and Todd Miller have returned to their parent clubs after their loans with Rovers came to an end.

Retained and released list summary

Senior players under contract for 2023/24 and beyond

  • Tom Anderson
  • Harrison Biggins
  • Ben Close
  • Jack Degruchy
  • Bobby Faulkner
  • Kyle Hurst
  • Tavonga Kuleya
  • Adam Long
  • James Maxwell
  • George Miller
  • Luke Molyneux
  • Joseph Olowu
  • Liam Ravenhill
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Jon Taylor

Senior players to be offered new contracts on expiry of their current deals

  • Ben Bottomley
  • Louis Jones
  • Charlie Seaman
  • Zain Westbrooke

Senior players released at the end of their contract

  • Kieran Agard
  • Aidan Barlow
  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Ro-Shaun Williams

Released but invited back for pre-season training

  • Ollie Younger

Senior players made available for transfer

  • Reo Griffiths
  • Caolan Lavery

Loan players returning to their parent clubs

  • James Brown
  • Charlie Lakin
  • Todd Miller
  • Ben Nelson

Scholar offered professional contract

  • Jack Goodman

Scholars to be released

  • Tom Chambers
  • Alex Fletcher
  • Ethan Harrison
  • Faris Khan
  • Josh Lindley
  • Tom Parkinson
  • Charlie Petch
  • Jack Raper
  • Jak Whiting


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