The Club can announce the list of retained players and staff for the 2021-22 season

Club captain Ryan Henshaw is joined in defence by Mark Haines, Sam Robbins and Sam Mvemba, with Jack Giddens retaining the gloves. Jack Thomas and Ben Marlow stay as midfielders, while James Baker will be a player-coach with the first team, as well managing the academy. After suffering an injury on his first outing for the club, Joe Gardner will hope to add more appearances this campaign. Frankie Merrifield, who scored two braces and a hat-trick last season, also stays.

Steve Smith will continue with ex-Blues striker Luke Callander as his assistant, with James Baker in a player-coach role. Mike Williams takes over as physio, as well as strength & conditioning coach, with Kevin Shrimpton as goalkeeper coach.