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Town remain in talks with out-of-contract players but Knudsen and Spence set to depart

PUBLISHED: 18:37 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:42 09 May 2019

Dean Gerken and Grant Ward are out of contract at the end of this season. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Dean Gerken and Grant Ward are out of contract at the end of this season. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Ipswich Town are still talking to a number of their out-of-contract players regarding new deals.

James Collins is out of contract. Picture PagepixJames Collins is out of contract. Picture Pagepix

Manager Paul Lambert met with his players at Playford Road on Monday before sending them off on their summer break, with the future of those whose contracts are expiring on the agenda.

It's understood Jonas Knudsen, who indicated his desire to leave during the season, and Jordan Spence, who hasn't featured for Lambert since January's FA Cup loss at Accrington, will be leaving the club when their deals are up.

Simon Dawkins, who has struggled to break into the team since his January arrival, will also depart.

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Goalkeeper Dean Gerken, defender James Collins and midfielders Tom Adeyemi and Grant Ward are also out of contract but talks with those players are understood to be ongoing and it's possible they may remain with the club.

Gerken, Ward and Adeyemi have options in their deals in the club's favour, meaning they can be kept for a further 12 months should the Blues wish.

The club have until May 18 (third Saturday in May) to publish their retained list.

Grant Ward, who underwent knee surgery in January, is due to be out of contract. Photo: Steve WallerGrant Ward, who underwent knee surgery in January, is due to be out of contract. Photo: Steve Waller

IPSWICH TOWN CONTRACT SITUATION

IN LAST YEAR (WITHOUT EXTENSION OPTION)

Knudsen, McKendry, Collins

IN LAST YEAR (WITH EXTENSION OPTION)

Gerken, Ward, Adeyemi, Spence, C.Smith, Webber, Dawkins

CONTRACTED UNTIL 2020

Skuse, Edwards, Harrison, Roberts, Dozzell, Rowe, Sears, Clements, McGavin, Dobra, Kenlock, Emmanuel

CONTRACTED UNTIL 2021

Chambers, Bialkowski, Nsiala, Nolan, Jackson, Huws, Folami, Cotter, Nydam, Drinan, Morris, Wright, Donacien, El Mizouni, Bishop, K Brown, Judge

CONTRACTED UNTIL 2022

Lankester, Woolfenden, Ndaba, Downes

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