With the League One and League Two seasons curtailed amid the coronavirus pandemic, clubs in tiers three and four have started preparing for next season.
That process sees clubs release players they no longer see a future for or, in the testing times the Covid-19 crisis has brought about, players they can no longer afford.
Around half of the clubs in League One and League Two have so far announced their retained lists, with eight former Leicester City players now on the search for new clubs.
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In League One, City academy graduate Alan Sheehan was let go by Lincoln City. The Irishman captained Luton to promotion to the Championship last year, but left the club on a free transfer in January, signing a short-term deal with the Imps, where he linked up with former City assistant boss Michael Appleton. He made just one appearance for the club.
In League Two, a raft of former City players have been released, with long-serving goalkeeper Conrad Logan the standout.
Logan, on City’s books for more than a decade, has been let go by fellow East Midlands club Mansfield Town after three years, with the Irish stopper spending part of this season on loan at Forest Green.
Another goalkeeper, Jonny Maddison, has been released by Port Vale. Maddison did not make a senior appearance for City, but was on the bench for the trip to West Ham during the title-winning campaign.
At Macclesfield, three former City players have been released. James Pearson, sacked by City for his role in a controversial incident on a club trip to Thailand, will not be retained, and neither will striker Jacob Blyth and midfielder Adam Dawson.
Another City academy graduate, George Taft, leaves Cambridge after more than 100 appearances for the club, while Kelvin Etuhu, who made four games on loan at City as they were relegated to League One 12 years ago, will not be kept on at Carlisle.