Plymouth Argyle

Retained List

Five out-of-contract members of the title-winning Argyle squad have been offered contracts to stay at Home Park beyond this season.

The contracts of Jordan Houghton, James Wilson, Dan Scarr, Ryan Hardie, and Niall Ennis all come to an end this summer, but each will be offered terms to remain a Pilgrim, as Argyle get set to tackle a Sky Bet Championship campaign next season.  

Brendan Galloway has played sufficient games to have triggered a one-year extension to his current contract.  

Following last week’s update of Ryan Law, Finley Craske and Brandon Pursall leaving the club, we can confirm that James Bolton, Danny Mayor, Conor Grant, Luke Jephcott and Adam Parkes have also not been offered new contracts and will depart.  

We thank all of the players leaving Home Park for their service to Argyle and wish them all the best for their futures.

The same goes for the five players whose loan deals have now ended. Sam Cosgrove, Bali Mumba, Finn Azaz, Nigel Lonwijk and Jay Matete have all played major parts in Argyle’s triumph in League One this season, and now return to their parent clubs.

From this season's under-18 squad, Will Jenkins Davies will join the senior ranks, and an option on Oscar Halls' contract has been activated. Jack Endacott and Zak Baker have been been offered professional deals. 

“This is the absolute hardest part of being a manager,” said Argyle boss Steven Schumacher. “To have to say goodbye to people, who have become more than just a player, who have actually become good friends over the last five years is incredibly hard.

“Danny Mayor has been there every day throughout my coaching career so far, and to not be working with him and watching him play from now on is going to feel very strange indeed.

“We both feel, for the sake of Danny’s beautiful young family, the time has come for him to move back home and take on a new challenge. I’m going to miss him so much, but what a way to end our journey together!

“Conor Grant has also been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make as a manager. The ability that Conor has is undoubted, but the standout best qualities he possesses are his personality and professionalism.

“He has been a pleasure to work with and for five years he has represented this football club with total class. It has been a difficult season for Conor trying to overcome some injury problems, but I believe his goal at Accrington was one of the most important in our season. I just want to thank him and wish him well for the future.

“James Bolton, Luke Jephcott, Ryan Law, Finley Craske, Brandon Pursall and Adam Parkes, have all been amazing people to work with. When you have to release players who have come through our own Academy and played a huge part in our success over the last few years, it is really tough.

“I do sincerely wish all of the lads the best in the future, and I will look forward to seeing them all again soon.”


Under contract: Michael Cooper, Macaulay Gillesphey, Matt Butcher, Joe Edwards, Mickel Miller, Adam Randell, Ben Waine, Saxon Earley, Callum Burton, Callum Wright, Tyreik Wright, Will Jenkins Davies, Caleb Roberts. 

Option to extend exercised: Brendan Galloway, Oscar Halls.

Under-18s offered new contracts: Jack Endacott, Zak Baker.

Out of contract, offered new contract: Jordan Houghton, James Wilson, Dan Scarr, Ryan Hardie, Niall Ennis.

Out of contract, released: James Bolton, Conor Grant, Danny Mayor, Luke Jephcott, Adam Parkes, Ryan Law, Finley Craske, Brandon Pursall.

Loan expired: Sam Cosgrove, Bali Mumba, Finn Azaz, Nigel Lonwijk, Jay Matete.

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