Grimsby Town Football Club can today announce their retained list.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Grimsby Town Football Club have had to make a number of important and difficult decisions.
The following players remain under contract for the 2020/21 season:
James McKeown, Sam Russell, Ollie Battersby, Ludvig Öhman, Luke Waterfall, Mattie Pollock, Luke Hendrie, Elliott Hewitt, Harry Clifton, Jock Curran, James Tilley, James Hanson, Matt Green.
The following players will not be offered new contracts with the club for the 2020/21 season:
Bradley Garmston, Harry Davis, Brandon Buckley, Elliott Whitehouse, Elliot Grandin, Jake Hessenthaler, Harry Cardwell, Ahkeem Rose & Jordan Cook.
The club hold options with a number of First Team players within the squad, with discussions continuing to take place.
Discussions are also ongoing to offer a number of Youth Team scholars their first professional contracts. Details regarding these will be made public in due course.
Chairman, Philip Day stated the following:
"It is never an easy time for any manager, informing players out of contract about their future. There may have been players that we would have liked to have offered contracts to for next season, however, the current financial implications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have made this an incredibly difficult situation.”
The club would like to place on record its thanks to those players who will not be with us going forward for their efforts and we wish each and every one of them every success in the future.