We can now confirm our retained list following the conclusion of the 2015/16 season.PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT FOR 2016-17:
James, Baxendale, Mal Benning, Adam Chapman, Lee Collins, Matt Green, Brian Jensen, Jason Law, Jamie McGuire, Krystian Pearce, Mitchell Rose, Jack Thomas
FIRST TEAM PLAYERS OFFERED NEW CONTRACTS:
Matty Blair, Chris Clements, Reggie Lambe, Ryan Tafazolli
OPTIONS OF RE-ENGAGEMENT ACTIVATED IN CONTRACT:
Scott Shearer, Corbin Shires, Adi Yussuf
PLAYERS OFFERED U21 DEALS:
Tyler Blake, Adam Bishop, Louis Danquah, Joe Fitzpatrick
PLAYERS NOT OFFERED NEW CONTRACTS AND ARE RELEASED:
Chris Beardsley, Anthony Dwyer, Liam Marsden, Craig Westcarr
LOAN PLAYERS WHO HAVE RETURNED TO PARENT CLUBS:
Daniel Alfei, Colin Daniel, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Sean Kavanagh
Manager Adam Murray said: "We fully understand that we're dealing with people's lives and futures so it was important that we conducted our business in a proper and professional manner."
He added: "We've managed to secure the core of the squad from last season.
"The 12 months that these boys have already had together will be worth its weight in gold, so to get the majority of them re-signed is a massive bonus. It allows our planning to be more specific and structured.
"We're looking to add a little extra [quality] now to take us to the next level because we want to progress again."