Derby County’s retained list has been submitted to the EFL following the conclusion of the 2016/17 campaign.

As previously communicated by the club, options have been activated in Darren Bent and Chris Baird’s contracts to extend their deals until the summer of 2018.

Midfielder Julien de Sart will return to Middlesbrough at the end of his loan spell while Under 23 squad members Alefe Santos and Tom Mellors will depart when their contracts expire at the end of June.

Under 18s duo Matt Yates and Joe Bateman will step up to the Under 23s after being given one-year professional contracts at the end of their scholarships.

First-team squad players under contract beyond the summer of 2017: Scott Carson, Cyrus Christie, Craig Forsyth, Craig Bryson, Jason Shackell, Richard Keogh, Johnny Russell, Ikechi Anya, Chris Martin, Tom Ince, Darren Bent, Chris Baird, Bradley Johnson, Alex Pearce, Jacob Butterfield, Will Hughes, Abdoul Camara, Kelle Roos, Nick Blackman, Matej Vydra, Andreas Weimann, Max Lowe, Jamie Hanson, David Nugent, Marcus Olsson, George Thorne, Jonathan Mitchell.

First-team squad players out of contract: None

Loan players returning to parent clubs: Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough)

Under 23 squad players under contract beyond the summer of 2017: Alex Babos, Mason Bennett, Josh Barnes, Alex Cover, Timi-Max Elsnik, Kellan Gordon, Callum Guy, Emil Riis Jakobsen, Calum Macdonald, Henrich Ravas, Farrend Rawson, Kyron Stabana, Luke Thomas, Lewis Walker, Charles Vernam, Ethan Wassall, Offrande Zanzala, Kyle McAllister, Joe Bateman, Matt Yates, Sven Karic.

Out of contract Under 23 squad players not offered new terms: Alefe Santos, Tom Mellors.

Under 18s players retained for second year of scholarship: Joe Fryatt, Russell Carter-Thompson, Cain Thomas, Michee Mbuti, Fuseine Rashid, Jordan Mills, Jayden Bogle, Jaydan Thorne, Jack Haywood, Brandon Hitchman, Henry Wise, Ayomide Jibodu, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, Cameron Cresswell, Adam Davie.

Under 18s players released at end of scholarship: Giann Magno, Micah Edwards, Jahvan Davidson-Miller, Harry Goode.

Details on the new intake of scholars for the Under 18s squad will be confirmed in due course.

Derby County would like to take this opportunity to thank all departing players for their contribution throughout their time at the club.

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