Hartlepool United retained list details: When it will be announced, who is contracted and the one player who 'will be going' to Leicester City
Hartlepool United are set to publish their retained list by the end of the week.
Dave Challinor’s side have just secured promotion to the Football League but it’s down to business very quickly for the Hartlepool manager as he prepares for League Two football.
As previously reported by The Mail, Gavan Holohan, David Ferguson, Joe Grey, Brad Young and Josh MacDonald were the five players confirmed as contracted at the club for the 2021-22 campaign. Challinor has also confirmed midfielder Tom Crawford is now tied town as well.
“The retained list will be out at the end of the week, it has to be,” he told The Mail.
“From an FA perspective, you have a week after your final game. I like to speak to people face to face so we'll again, potentially have an opportunity to do that at the end of the week and speak to players.
"In the meantime, we'll make some offers and potentially try to speak to other players and agents to try and get things sorted. With the current group, we should know where we stand by the end of the week.”
Hartlepool are also set to trigger contract extension options for Mark Shelton and Timi Odusina after both players played a crucial role in the side’s promotion over Torquay United on Sunday.
That would take Pools’ contracted players to eight as it stands but Challinor has admitted that one player will be leaving following an offer from Premier League side Leicester City.
“Brad [Young] will be going,” Challinor added. “That will be sorted in the next week or so so he'll be off.”