Full list of Championship and League One released players as Sunderland prepare retained list - gallery

Sunderland are yet to confirm who will be leaving this summer but a number of Championship and League One sides have done so.

The countdown is already on for the 2024/25 season and Sunderland will hope for a big improvement on their 16th-place finish this term. A rollercoaster campaign saw three managers through the door and the priority for this summer will be finding a permanent option to take charge.

After that will come player recruitment and as well as bringing talent in, those in charge at Sunderland will need to trim the fat of the squad. The Black Cats are yet to confirm who will be released at the end of next month but a number of fringe players are into the final weeks of their respective contracts.

While Sunderland are yet to publish their retained list, a number of clubs from the Championship and League One have made their decisions. The Sunderland Echo has taken a look at them all below, and there may be some intriguing free agents available.