Nottingham Forest announced their retained list yesterday afternoon with four first-team players set for exits.
Forest officially confirmed the already-known exits of Chris Cohen, David Vaughan and Jack Hobbs and also revealed that Ashkan Dejagah was off.
Young trio Aaron Smith, Elvis Otim and Lewis Walters have also been let go, alongside a handful of under-18 players.
Meanwhile, loan quartet Jack Colback, Lee Tomlin, Costel Pantilimon and Kieran Dowell have all returned to their parent clubs – at least for now.
But the retained list disappointed quite a few fans on Twitter, who were hoping to see more of an exodus.
Of course, Forest will still look to sell a number of these players on their books but they are still under contract for now and will remain at the club if potential suitors are not found.
Here are a selection of the best responses following the club’s official confirmation of their retained list.
Swear there is always one random player in these that I can never remember we actually had. Thanks for the memories Dejagah.
— GrapsTalk (@GrapsTalk) May 15, 2018
Jordan Smith still on the books, shame really.
— Matt (@matt_sudbury) May 15, 2018
Pity Vaughan was Injured so much. Such a good player when fit, which was hardly ever but we were a better side when he was in it.
— Lee millward (@miller004) May 15, 2018
don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened pic.twitter.com/GJgilNqzDj
— Ewan (@ewan_white_) May 15, 2018
Henderson, Mancienne, Murphy and Lam ????????
— Taras Sklierenko (@tsklierenko) May 15, 2018
My god we need a clearout, easily 10+ players
— Joe (@Beekstarr) May 15, 2018
Still another 6 or 7 players from that list I'd like to see moved on.
— Colm O'Sullivan (@colombo1865) May 16, 2018
Not the cull we were expecting.
— Kevin Stokes (@KevinStokes0510) May 15, 2018
Is that it? Got a lot of selling to do
— Will Tooley (@WillTooley) May 15, 2018