Released and retained list confirmed

Following the conclusion of the 2022/23 season at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the Club can now confirm its released and retained list for the new campaign.

The following players remain under contract for the 2023/24 season:

  • Macauley Southam-Hales
  • Ryan Rydel
  • Joe Lewis
  • Fraser Horsfall
  • Akil Wright
  • Kyle Knoyle
  • Ben Barclay
  • Ethan Pye
  • Ryan Croasdale
  • Will Collar
  • Antoni Sarcevic
  • Myles Hippolyte
  • Callum Camps
  • Connor Evans
  • Cody Johnson
  • Paddy Madden
  • Tanto Olaofe
  • Jack Stretton
  • Kyle Wootton
  • Scott Quigley
  • Ollie Crankshaw
  • Ethan Ross

Goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe has hit a targeted number of games that has triggered an automatic one-year extension to his contract, taking him into his eighth season at Edgeley Park. The 35-year-old surpassed the 300-game mark for the club earlier in the season, and has now made more appearances for the club than any other goalkeeper in our history.

The following players have been offered a new deal ahead of the 2023/24 campaign:

  • Neill Byrne
  • Bobby Jones

The following loan players have now returned to their parent club:

  • Vitezslav Jaros
  • Aaron Rowe
  • Joe Grayson

The following players have been released and have now left the Club:

  • Phil Bardsley
  • Jacob Davenport
  • Chris Hussey
  • Ryan Johnson

We would like to thank each departing player for all of their efforts during their time at Edgeley Park, contributing to a memorable first season back in the Football League.

We would particularly like to thank defender Ryan Johnson, who made 55 appearances for the club since joining from Port Vale last year and will always be remembered as an important part of the club’s 2021/22 National League title-winning team.

Director of Football, Simon Wilson said:

“On behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to thank all the playing group for their efforts this season.

“Collectively, we took ourselves very close to a historic second successive promotion. It wasn’t to be, but there will be achievements, memories and friendships that outlast this season.

“Many of this group will re-gather in late June and start preparing for next season, as we hope to use the 22/23 campaign as a springboard.

“For those leaving the club, we’d like to wish them good luck for their next step and say massive thank you for their sacrifices and efforts to help their teammates and the club.

“We go to great lengths to celebrate ALL players, and they are always welcome back at Edgeley Park.”


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