Coventry City have a total of 16 players out of contract at the end of next season – and only two have options to remain for a further year.
The Sky Blues are currently preparing for life in the Championship with their summer recruitment already getting off to a flying start.
Mark Robins and his staff have landed six signatures already with Gustavo Hamer, Callum O’Hare, Jay McGrath, Julien Dacosta, Marcel Hilssner and Ryan Giles all arriving.
But the club will have already started looking at which of the current crop can be pinned down to longer deals to both keep them at the club and to keep the likes of Leeds United and Nottingham Forest from making an approach.
Jordan Shipley has already extended his stay this summer, adding a further year to the end of his terms and keeping him a City player until 2022.
And fans will hope that more follow with Michael Rose, Liam Kelly and Jodi Jones amongst the list of players set to depart for free next summer.
Full list of Coventry City players now entering the final year of their contracts:
Dom Hyam (Option for a further year)
Jordan Ponticelli (Option for a further year)
Amongst the list are seven players who have, at some stage of their Sky Blues careers, been regulars under Mark Robins.
Kyle McFadzean, Liam Kelly, Amadou Bakayoko, Max Biamou and Jodi Jones must all prove their worth in the Championship if they are to keep their spot at the club for the 2021-22 season.
Dom Hyam will almost certainly see his one-year option exercised next summer, even if just to ensure that any move away will see the club rewarded financially.
Michael Rose is one that the Sky Blues will want to keep and talk over his future will almost certainly be right around the corner.
The 24-year-old was a star performer last term and was fleetingly linked with Leeds United and Bristol City after helping the club to League One promotion.
The likes of Josh Eccles, Tom Bilsson, Jordan Young, Jonny Ngandu, Jordon Thompson, Morgan Wiliams, Dan Barlett and David Bremang will be judged on their development over the next eight months while Jordan Ponticelli faces a huge upcoming season in his own career.
The now 21-year-old striker has not featured for Robins’ side in over twelve months and has, since then, had three loan moves away.