PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FC 2016 retained list

Plymouth Argyle Football Club crest PLYMOUTH ARGYLE have offered new contracts to 13 of the players who took the greens to the brink of promotion.

Derek Adams' retained list includes deals for six of the side who began Monday's League 2 Play-Off Final at Wembley.

Three of the starting line-up – League 2 player of the year Graham Carey, Jake Jervis and Gary Sawyer – have already triggered an extension to their existing deal, while loanees Hiram Boateng and Jamille Matt have returned to their parent club.

Two more loan players who came on as substitutes in the 2-0 defeat by AFC Wimbledon – Jordon Forster and Craig Tanner – have also returned to their parent clubs.

Reading forward Tanner featured in 50 of the Pilgrims 54 games during the campaign, scoring six goals, while teenage midfielder Boateng played 30 times in two temporary spells from Crystal Palace, scoring twice and being voted the Pilgrims’ Young Player of the Season.

Scottish defender Forster made 13 appearances on loan from Hibernian and Fleetwood Town forward Matt scored seven goals in 12 starts.

Players offered a new deal now have a month to inform the club of their intentions.

RETAINED LIST

Out of contract, offered new contracts James Bittner, Ryan Brunt, Vincent Dorel, Peter Hartley, Tyler Harvey, Luke McCormick, Carl McHugh, Kelvin Mellor, Curtis Nelson, Ben Purrington, Reuben Reid, Louis Rooney, Gregg Wylde

Option to extend contract taken up Graham Carey, Jake Jervis, Gary Sawyer

Out of contract, released Callum Hall, Josh Simpson, Deane Smalley

Loans expired Hiram Boateng, Jordon Forster, Jordan Houghton, Jamille Matt, Daniel Nardiello, Craig Tanner

Apprentices offered professional contract* Jack Calver, Owen Jones, Jake Miller+, Billy Palfrey, Ben Steer

Apprentices released Cory Harvey, Liam Knowles, Jamil Roberts, Jason Vincent

*Not included in the first-team squad but part of a new development structure

+month to month

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