Retained List

ARGYLE player-of-the-season Sonny Bradley heads a list of 11 promotion-winning Pilgrims who will kick off life in Sky Bet League One with the Greens next season.

Centre-back Sonny is one of five players recruited last summer who have triggered an extension to their existing deal, along with David Fox, Gary Miller, Yann Songo’o and Oscar Threlkeld, while four January transfer-window signings – Nathan Blissett, Antoni Sarcevic, Jakub Sokolik and Ryan Taylor – will also be returning to Home Park when pre-season training begins at the end of June. 

Captain Luke McCormick and forward Jake Jervis are part of manager Derek Adams’ plans for the new campaign, while midfielder Graham Carey is one of three out-of-contract Pilgrims offered a new deal, along with goalkeeper Marc McCallum and defender Gary Sawyer.

Apprentice graduates Jordan Bentley, Alex Fletcher, Callum Rose have been offered first-team squad contracts.

Nine members of the 2016-17 squad which finished as runners-up in League Two have come to the end of their contract and been released, including Nauris Bulvitis, Ryan Donaldson, Jordan Slew, Connor Smith and Jimmy Spencer. 

Also leaving Home Park are Ryan Brunt, who did not feature last season after suffering knee injury in March of the previous campaign, and David Ijaha, whose season was also affected by fitness problems.

Louis Rooney, who spent the second half of last season at League Two Hartlepool United, is another Pilgrim who is being released, along with goalkeeper Vincent Dorel. 

Loan players Arnie Garita, Matty Kennedy and Craig Tanner have returned to their parent clubs.

We thank all departing Pilgrims for contributing to the life of the club and the success of the team while they have been at Home Park and we wish them nothing but the very best in their future ventures.


Under contract: Nathan Blissett, Luke McCormick, Antoni Sarcevic, Ryan Taylor.

Out of contract, offered new contract: Graham Carey, Mark McCallum, Gary Sawyer. 

Option to extend contract taken up: Sonny Bradley, David Fox, Jake Jervis, Gary Miller, Jakub Sokolik, Yann Songo’o, Oscar Threlkeld, 

Out of contract, released: Ryan Brunt, Nauris Bulvitis, Jack Calver, Ryan Donaldson, Vincent Dorel, David Ijaha, Ryan Lane, Billy Palfrey, Louis Rooney, Jordan Slew, Connor Smith, Jimmy Spencer, Ben Steer, 

Loan expired: Arnie Garita, Matt Kennedy, Craig Tanner.

Apprentices offered professional contract: Jordan Bentley, Alex Fletcher, Callum Rose. 

Apprentices offered professional development contracts*: Alex Battle, Dan Rooney, Aaron Taylor.

Apprentices released: Connor McAuley, Josh Richards.

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