Rotherham United have announced their retained list following the end of the 2020/21 campaign, with the club posting that several players have departed the New York Stadium on Twitter earlier today.
Departures were widely expected following the club’s unfortunate relegation back to Sky Bet League One and as a result of this, it has been confirmed that Billy Jones, Shaun MacDonald, Jamie Proctor, Clark Robertson and Kyle Vassell will all depart for pastures new once their respective deals expire at the end of June.
Meanwhile the likes of right-back Matt Olosunde and goalkeeper Josh Vickers have been offered fresh terms, with their contracts also set to expire in just over a months time.
Whilst the club’s loan players, Lewis Wing, George Hirst, Jamal Blackman, Ryan Giles and Florian Jozefzoon are all set to return to their parent sides after the completion of the season.
Naturally the news of the retained list didn’t take long to reach the club’s fanbase, with many taking to social media to make their feelings known on the subject.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses on Twitter to the announcement.
Decent personalities leaving but probably for the best, seeing as they wouldn’t get game time. I hope Olosunde agrees terms with us 🤞
— joe (@piperjoee) May 17, 2021
Decent squad going in to next season 👍 Hope Robbo gets his injuries sorted!
— Gazza Wozza (@GazzaWozza) May 17, 2021
Good luck to the boys
— Charlie• (@CharlieEwanHawk) May 17, 2021
Nothing unexpected there
— peter nattress (@nopenothappy) May 17, 2021
To be honest we won’t notice they’ve gone
— Ian Laird (@ianlaird474) May 17, 2021
All the best to them
— Ben (@BenDyson_) May 17, 2021
Not surprised by any of them tbh
— MC🍀 (@MJCollins97) May 17, 2021
— New York talk (@rufc_pod) May 17, 2021
No surprises there… https://t.co/YAgcDezshU
— Colin McCormick (@colin__94) May 17, 2021