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Who has been released and who is staying ahead of the new football season?

Alan McCormack (left), Ryan Tafazolli (centre) and Grant Ward (right) have all been released by their respective clubs. Credit: PA

Football clubs across the East have been announcing their retained lists as they ramp up their preparations for the new season.

A number of players have been offered new deals, but others will be available on free transfers after their clubs decided against giving them new contracts.

Here is our guide to who is staying and who has been released....

Norwich City (Premier League)

Steven Naismith (left) and Yanic Wildschut (right) both spent last season out on loan. Credit: PA
  • Ivo Pinto, Matt Jarvis, Yanic Wildschut, Steven Naismith, Pierre Fonkeu, Tristan Abrahams, Louis McIntosh, Bilal Kamal, Spencer Keller, Finlay Barnes, Ryan Dickerson, Aaron Ekumah (all released)
  • Felix Passlack and Jordan Rhodes (both returned to parent clubs)
  • Todd Cantwell and Timi Odusina (both given one-year contract extensions)

Luton Town (Championship)

Alan McCormack won't be playing for Luton Town in the Championship. Credit: PA
  • Alan McCormack, Luke Gambin, Jack Senior, Aaron Jarvis and Jack James (all released)
  • Harry Isted, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Andrew Shinnie (all handed new contracts)
  • Luke Berry, Sonny Bradley, James Collins, Harry Cornick, Danny Hylton, Jake Jervis, Lloyd Jones, James Justin, Elliot Lee, George Moncur, Frankie Musonda, Josh Neufville, Matty Pearson, Dan Potts, Glen Rea, James Shea, Alan Sheehan, Jack Stacey and Marek Stech (all retained)
  • George Thorne, Alex Baptiste, Jason Cummings and Aaron Connolly (all returned to parent clubs)

Ipswich Town (League One)

Grant Ward (left), Dean Gerken (centre) and Jonas Knudsen (right) are all leaving Ipswich Town. Credit: PA
  • Dean Gerken, Grant Ward, Jordan Spence, Tom Adeyemi, Simon Dawkins, Jonas Knudsen, James Collins, Conor McKendry, Chris Smith and Ryley Scott (all released)
  • Trevoh Chalobah, Will Keane, Collin Quaner, Matthew Pennington, Callum Elder, James Bree (all returned to parent clubs)
  • Tomáš Holý (signed on a free transfer from Gillingham)
  • Gerken and Ward among players released by Ipswich Town

Peterborough United (League One)

Ryan Tafazolli is already attracting interest from the Championship following his release. Credit: PA
  • Aaron Chapman, Callum Cooke, Mark O’Hara, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Matt Stevens (all transfer listed)
  • Darren Lyon, Ryan Tafazolli, Morgan Penfold and Lewis Freestone (all released)
  • Conor O’Malley and Marcus Maddison (both handed new contracts)
  • Tyler Denton, Ben White, Josh Knight, Daniel Lafferty, Kyle Dempsey and Lee Tomlin (all returned to parent clubs)
  • Mark Beevers (signed on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers), Serhat Tasdemir (signed for an undisclosed fee from AFC Fylde)

Southend United (League One)

Ben Coker spent six years at Southend United. Credit: PA
  • Ben Coker, Michael Turner, Stephen Hendrie, Ted Smith, Amadou Ba, Norman Wabo, Renei Batlokwa, Josh Bexon, Dan Humphreys, Joe Mackenzie and Sewa Marah (all released)
  • Harry Phillips, Lewis Gard, Michael Klass, Sam Barratt, Tom Clifford and Rob Howard (all handed new contracts)
  • John White (offered new contract)
  • Taylor Moore, Sam Hart and Harry Bunn (all returned to parent clubs)

MK Dons (League One)

Ousseynou Cisse helped MK Dons gain promotion back to League One. Credit: PA
  • Mathieu Baudry, Ousseynou Cisse, Lawson D’Ath, Mitch Hancox, Oran Jackson, Robbie Simpson, Liam Sole, Finn Tapp, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Ryan Watson (all released)
  • Dylan Asonganyi, Callum Brittain, Baily Cargill, Alex Gilbey, Ryan Harley, Jordan Houghton, David Kasumu, Dean Lewington, Russell Martin, Conor McGrandles, Stuart Moore, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Lee Nicholls, Sam Nombe, Joe Walsh and George Williams (all retained)
  • Jake Hesketh, Stephen Walker and David Wheeler (all returned to parent clubs)
  • Kieran Agard and Chuks Aneke (both offered new contracts)

Colchester United (League Two)

Mikael Mandron is now a free agent. Credit: PA
  • Mikael Mandron and Ryan Gondoh (both released)

Stevenage (League Two)

Michael Timlin is free to find a new club. Credit: PA
  • Luke Wilkinson, Michael Timlin, Johnny Hunt, Mark McKee, Joe Martin, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Will Appleyard, Oliver Byrne, Ronnie Henry (all released)
  • James Ball and Donovan Makoma (both transfer listed)
  • Paul Farman, Luther James-Wildin, Scott Cuthbert, Ben Nugent, Terence Vancooten, Arthur Iontton, Ben Kennedy, Emmanuel Sonupe, Kurtis Guthrie, Danny Newton, Liam Smyth, Andronicos Georgiou, Alex Reid and Joe White (all retained)
  • Alex Revell and Joel Byrom (all offered new contracts)

Northampton Town (League Two)

David Buchanan was a fans' favourite at Northampton. Credit: PA
  • Ash Taylor, Dean Bowditch, Jack Bridge, David Buchanan, Luke Coddington, Shay Facey, Sam Foley, James Goff and Joe Iaciofano (all released)
  • Billy Waters and Joe Bunney (both transfer listed)
  • David Cornell, Sam Hoskins, Shaun McWilliams, Junior Morias, Aaron Pierre, Jordan Turnbull and Andy Williams (all retained)
  • Daniel Powell and John-Joe O'Toole (both offered new contracts)
  • Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town), Joe Martin (Stevenage), Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers), Matty Warburton (Stockport County) - all signed from other clubs

Cambridge United (League Two)

David Forde has been allowed to leave Cambridge United. Credit: PA
  • David Forde, Emmanuel Osadebe, Jake Carroll, Lee Watkins, Matt Foy and Sam Squire (all released)
  • Gary Deegan, George Maris,Leon Davies, Tom Knowles and Finley Iron (all offered new contracts)
  • Jabo Ibehre (retained)
  • Brad Halliday (rejected new contract and joined Doncaster Rovers), David Amoo (rejected new contract)
  • Alex Jones, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Jake Doyle-Hayes and Hayden Coulson (all returned to parent clubs)