Latics announce retained list

Date published: 14 May 2021

Goalkeeper Gary Woods and defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are arguably the two biggest names that Latics have announced will be leaving the club following the culmination of a disappointing 2020/21 campaign.

Fellow 'keeper Laurence Bilboe, Sido Jombati, Brice Ntambwe and Marcus Barnes have also been released by the Boundary Park club, who finished the season in 18th place in League Two.

Players who remain in contract include Carl Piergianni, Kyle Jameson, Andrea Badan, Raphael Diarra, Callum Whelan, Davis Keillor-Dunn, Dylan Fage, Nicky Adams, Dylan Bahamboula, Zak Dearnley and George Blackwood, while it's been revealed that negotiations are continuing with 21-goal top scorer Conor McAleny.

However, McAleny is being courted by a number of other clubs so it is likely he will take the opportunity to move on this summer.

Players returning to their parent clubs after loan spells include Ian Lawlor (Doncaster Rovers), Laurie Walker (MK Dons), Harry Clarke (Arsenal), Ben Garrity (Blackpool), Bobby Grant (Wrexham), Serhat Tasdemir (Peterborough United), Marcel Hilssner (Coventry City) and Alfie McCalmont (Leeds United).

An update will be provided by the club in due course on scholars from the Academy who have been offered professional deals.

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