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2020/21 retained and released list

14 May 2021

Club News

2020/21 retained and released list

14 May 2021

Cheltenham Town can confirm the club's retained and released list at the end of the League Two title winning 2020/21 season.

Meetings have taken place with all members of the squad whose contracts and agreements with the club have expired at the end of the campaign.

Four players have been offered new contracts with Matty Blair being the first to agree a new two-year deal that will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2023.

All of the club's loan players have returned to their parent clubs following the completion of their loans.

The following players have been released at the end of their contracts:

Alex Addai, Dan Bowry, Tahvon Campbell, Tom Chamberlain, Chris Clements

These players have been offered new contracts:

Scott Flinders, Max Harris, Sean Long

The following loan players have departed at the end of their loans to go back to their parent clubs:

Finn Azaz, Josh Griffiths, Sam Smith, Indiana Vassilev, Callum Wright

Matty Blair has agreed terms on a new two-year contract to extend his stay.

Manager Michael Duff commented on the retained and released process at the club at the end of the season saying:

"It's always difficult. You're emotionally invested, as are the players, and after such a big high to then have the horrible conversations of we will or we won't be offering contracts is difficult.

"It's probably the hardest part of the job. It doesn't change from when I first retired. I found it as an under-18s manager and nothing changes now.

"Unfortunately football moves on quite quickly so it's a case of having difficult conversations quickly so the club can move on and the player can move on as well.

"We thank all of the players who are leaving us and will always remember the roles they played in helping us to achieve promotion and to make history. We wish them all the best for the future."

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