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Retained/Released List 2020/21

19 May 2021

Rochdale AFC can confirm our retained/released list following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.

The club have entered into negotiations with out of contract players Eoghan O’Connell, Jimmy Keohane, Matthew Lund, Jay Lynch, Stephen Dooley and Matty Done.

Negotiations are also ongoing with Jim McNulty regarding a player-coach role from next season.

The club have activated the option in Joe Dunne’s contract to extend his contract for a further year.

First-year scholars Brad Kelly and Peter Thomas have been offered their first professional contracts.

Players out of contract this summer and leaving the club are Ryan McLaughlin, Paul McShane, Jimmy Ryan, Harrison Hopper, Lewis Bradley and Keaton Mulvey, as well as our second-year scholars.

An option in Conor Shaughnessy’s contract, in the player’s favour to continue his stay into next season, has not been activated and he will be leaving the club.

All other players remain under contract.

We would like to place on record our thanks to those who are leaving the club for their contribution to the Dale cause during their time at the Crown Oil Arena and wish them all the best for the future.

Click HERE to read manager Brian Barry-Murphy’s in-depth thoughts on the retained/released list.

 

OUT OF CONTRACT PLAYERS ENGAGED IN NEGOTIATIONS

Eoghan O’Connell

Jimmy Keohane

Matthew Lund

Jay Lynch

Stephen Dooley

Matty Done

Jim McNulty (player-coach)

 

ONE-YEAR OPTION IN CLUB’S FAVOUR ACTIVATED

Joe Dunne

 

OUT OF CONTRACT PLAYERS LEAVING THE CLUB

Ryan McLaughlin

Paul McShane

Jimmy Ryan

Harrison Hopper

Lewis Bradley

Keaton Mulvey

 

OFFERED CONTRACT BUT AGREED TO SIGN ELSEWHERE

Kwadwo Baah

 

OPTION IN PLAYERS’ FAVOUR NOT ACTIVATED

Conor Shaughnessy

 

PLAYERS REMAINING UNDER CONTRACT

Aaron Morley

Stephen Humphrys

Alex Newby

Jake Beesley

Ollie Rathbone

Conor Grant

Ethan Brierley

Abraham Odoh

Brad Wade


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