Championship players that could be available on a free this summer


EFL season almost over

The regular EFL season draws to it's conclusion this weekend after a gruelling 9 month schedule. League One and Two hit the 46 game mark on Saturday, followed by the end of the Championship on Sunday.

It's been another magnificent campaign across the Football League, producing plenty of memorable moments and terrific matches - so we're very excited for the play-offs to get underway next week.

The majority of the clubs in the Football League have a good idea of what awaits them next season in terms of league placement, so their plans for the new campaign will undoubtedly be underway already.

The end of the season is very different for clubs in the Football League compared to the Premier League. Players tend not to be tied down to lucrative 4/5 year deals, meaning they're working hard in order to earn an extension.

Some unfortunately miss out and have to head off elsewhere in the hunt for first team action and a new deal & in the Championship this is no different. There's a huge number of players who're set to be available on a free this summer across the divisions 24 clubs and there bound to interest sides both in the second tier & further down the ladder.

Deals are set to expire for over 100 players in the Championship, with the likes of Wilfried Bony, Gareth Barry, Stewart Downing, and Micah Richards amongst the biggest names potentially available on a free.

We've gone through and listed each clubs players who's deals are expiring - think they could cut it at your club? Get involved in the debate @FootyAccums!

Aston Villa

Mark Bunn, Tommy Elphick, Alan Hutton, Mile Jedinak, Jordan Lyden, Micah Richards, Jed Steer, Glenn Whelan.


Birmingham City

Tomasz Kuszcak, Michael Morrison, Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Blackburn Rovers

Craig Conway, Paul Downing, Ben Gladwin, Sam Hart, Jayson Leutwiler, Jack Rodwell, Willem Tomlinson.

Bolton Wanderers

Mark Beevers, Will Buckley, Clayton Donaldson, Jack Hobbs, Mark Little, Craig Noone, Jake Turner, Josh Vela, David Wheater, Marc Wilson.


Yoann Barbet, Lewis MacLeod, Josh McEachran, Moses Odubajo.

Bristol City

Frank Fielding, Niki Maenpaa, Eros Pisano, Matty Taylor, Bailey Wright (option to extend to 2020).

Derby County

Craig Bryson, Jacob Butterfield, David Nugent, Tom Huddlestone (option to extend to 2020), Bradley Johnson, Marcus Olsson, Alex Pearce, Kelle Roos.

Ashley Cole

Hull City

Fraizer Campbell, Evandro, Markus Henriksen, Will Keane, David Marshall, Ondrej Mazuch, Robbie McKenzie, James Weir.

Ipswich Town

Tom Adeyemi (option to extend to 2020), Teddy Bishop, Luke Chambers, Myles Kenlock, Jonas Knudsen, Jordan Spence, Grant Ward.


Stewart Downing; John Mikel Obi, Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

Stewart Downing


Jordan Archer, Lee Gregory, Conor McLaughlin, Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Norwich City

Todd Cantwell, Timm Klose, Ivo Pinto.

Nottingham Forest

Stephen Henderson, Jamie Ward.

Preston North End

Andy Boyle, Paul Gallagher, Michael Howard, Tommy Spurr, Calum Woods.

Queens Park Rangers

Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins, Grant Hall, Niko Hamalainen, Joel Lynch, Charlie Owens, Angel Rangel, Olamide Shodipo, Paul Smyth, Idrissa Sylla, Pawel Wszolek.


Anssi Jaakkola, Paul McShane, John O’Shea (retired).

Rotherham United

Alex Bray, Anthony Forde, Akeem Hinds, Michael Ihiekwe, Joe Mattock, Joe Newell, Darren Potter, Jon Taylor, Will Vaulks.

Sheffield United

Paul Coutts, Martin Cranie, Harvey Gilmour, Conor Washington.

Sheffield Wednesday

Almen Abdi, George Boyd, Fredrik Fisker Nielsen, Gary Hooper, David Jones, Kieran Lee, Marco Matias, Connor O’Grady, Fraser Preston, Daniel Pudil, Keiren Westwood.

Gary Hooper

Stoke City

Charlie Adam, Darren Fletcher, Jakob Haugaard.

Swansea City

Wilfried Bony (currently on loan at Al-Arabi), Leroy Fer, Adam King, Luciano Narsingh, Martin Olsson, Wayne Routledge, Mike van der Hoorn.

Wilfried Bony

West Bromwich Albion

Gareth Barry, Chris Brunt, Rekeem Harper, James Morrison, Boaz Myhill.

Wigan Athletic

Nathan Byrne, Jamie Jones, Shaun MacDonald, Gavin Massey, Callum McManaman, Chris Merrie, Nick Powell, Gary Roberts, James Vaughan (on loan at Portsmouth).

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