Blackpool announce their retained list

Blackpool celebrate their play-off triumph
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Blackpool have released 10 players as part of their retained list for the 2017/18 season.

Options have been activated to extend the contracts of 10 players by a further year, while new deals have been offered to Tom Aldred and Nathan Delfouneso.

Sam Slocombe is amongst those to be released after the club decided against taking up the option of a further year, however the club remains in discussions with the goalkeeper.

Fellow goalkeeper Dean Lyness has also been let go while Jack Payne is another surprise departure.

Already under contract for the 2017/18 season:

Will Aimson
Raul Correia
Seb Des Pres
Armand Gnanduillet
Jamille Matt
Danny Philliskirk

Options have been activated on the contracts of:

Myles Boney
Mark Cullen
Colin Daniel
Jim McAlister
Kelvin Mellor
Bright Osayi-Samuel
Brad Potts
Clark Robertson
Andy Taylor
Kyle Vassell

New contracts have been offered to:

Tom Aldred
Nathan Delfouneso

Professional contracts signed:

Caleb Richards
Jack Sims
Denzel Williams


Ian Black
Henry Cameron
Luke Higham
John Herron
Dean Lyness
Eddie Nolan
Jack Payne
Jack Redshaw
Sam Slocombe (club remains in discussions)
Macauley Wilson

Loan players returning to parent clubs:

Neil Danns
Jordan Flores
Sanmi Odelusi

The club said: "The Seasiders would like to thank all those departing the club for their significant contributions and efforts, in what has been a promotion-winning season, and wish them all the very best for the future."