Stadium of Light. Sunderland. Picture by FRANK REID

League One retained lists: FA Cup winner and ex-Everton star headline releases as Sunderland's rivals Portsmouth, Ipswich Town, Oxford United release lists

League One clubs up and down the division are beginning to cement their plans for next season.

By Joe Buck
Sunday, 15th May 2022, 7:29 am

At the end of every season, clubs release their ‘retained lists’ of players that will stay at the club and those that will leave at the end of their contract.

Sunderland’s participation in the play-offs means their retained list is still to be released, however, plenty of teams in the division have already started to shape their squads ahead of next campaign.

The Black Cats could be playing Championship football next season, however, seeing how other clubs are beginning their preparations for the new season does offer a window into how they want to approach matters and have a successful season next year.

Wes Hoolahan, Ben Watson and Oumar Niasse headline the names being released by League One clubs, but what other moves have already been made?

Here, we take a look at the very latest ‘retained lists’ that have been released by League One clubs:

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