Walsall Football Club can today confirm the following released and retained list.
The following players remain in contract for the 23/24 season:
The following players will not be offered a new contract when their current deal expires. The club wishes to thank those players and wish them all the best for the future.
In particular we would like to place on record a special thanks to Liam Kinsella, who has been at the club since he was eight years old and progressed through our Academy before going on to play 253 times in the first team. Liam will remain one of our favourite sons and will always be welcome at Walsall Football Club.
The club have offered a new contract to Joe Foulkes, who has completed a successful season-long loan at Kidderminster Harriers which culminated in their promotion to the National League. Jack Earing has also been offered a new short-term deal as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.
Talks are ongoing with Taylor Allen whilst second year Scholar, Marvellous Onabirekhanlen, has been offered a first professional contract.
Douglas James-Taylor, Mat Stevens, Robbie Willmott, Yann Songo’o, Joe Low and Jackson Smith have all now formally returned to their parent clubs after loan spells at the Poundland Bescot Stadium.
Walsall FC Co-Chairman, Ben Boycott, commented:
"I’d like to personally thank each player whose contract has ended for their hard work on behalf of the football club, especially Liam Kinsella, who represented the club over 250 times. We wish them all well.
"The players under contract represent a good starting point for the 23/24 season. We will be building around them with a fresh start under our new Head Coach - in line with the football culture and strategy that we are putting in place.
“Mat Sadler will be backed this summer as we implement our new recruitment processes, as we will be bringing in new players and also looking at contract extensions for some of our current squad, to continue to build on this foundation for 23/24 and beyond."