League One summer transfer window 2022 - Every in and out

Shrewsbury Town have signed experienced striker Aiden O'Brien from Portsmouth.

Shrewsbury Town have signed experienced striker Aiden O'Brien from Portsmouth. - Credit: Shrewsbury Town

* Updated July 5 (4pm).


IN: Mo Sangare (Newcastle, free), Matt Lowe (Brackley Town, free), Lukas Jensen (Burnley, loan), Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury, free).

OUT: Matt Butcher (Plymouth, free), Ross Sykes (Royale Union SG, undisc).

RELEASED: Stephen Sama, Lewis Mansell. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Yeboah Amankwah (Man City), Joel Mumbongo (Burnley) and Marcel Lewis (Royal Union).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 97 (19%).

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* Have appointed Cheltenham boss Michael Duff as their new manager. 

IN: Jamie Searle (Swansea, free), Luca Connell (Celtic, free), Robbie Cundy (Bristol City, free), Conor McCarthy (St Mirren, free).

OUT: Patrick Schmidt (Admira Wacker, free), Cauley Woodrow (Luton, undisc)

RELEASED: Aapo Halme, George Miller (signed for Doncaster), Tomas Kalinauska. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Claudio Gomes (Man City), Remy Vita (Bayern Munich), Domingos Quina (Watford), Amine Bassi (Metz). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 103 (20%).


IN: Jack Iredale (Cambridge, free), James Trafford (Man City, loan), Conor Bradley (Liverpool, loan).



RELEASED: Alex Baptiste, Andy Tutte, Liam Gordon (signed for Walsall), Nathan Delfouneso, Liam Edwards, Reiss Greenidge. 

RETIRED: Matt Gilks.  

LOAN EXPIRED: Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 21 (4%).


IN: Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood, undisc), James Gibbons (Port Vale, free), James Connolly (Cardiff, undisc), John Marquis (Lincoln, free).

OUT: Sam Nicholson (Colorado Rapids, free).

RELEASED: Glenn Whelan, Cian Harris (signed for Swindon), Brett Pitman, Junior Brown, Leon Clarke, Cameron Hargreaves, Jon Nolan (signed for Tranmere), Ben Liddle, Pablo Martinez. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Connor Taylor (Stoke), Elliot Anderson (Newcastle), Luke Thomas (Barnsley), Sion Spence (Palace). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 121 (24%).


IN: Davis Keillor-Dunn (Oldham, free). 


IN CONTRACT TALKS: Joe Powell, Callum Hawkins, Daniel Moore.  

RELEASED: Danny Rowe, Michael Bostwick (signed for Stevenage), Oumar Niasse, Aaron Amadi-Holloway. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Harry Chapman (Blackburn), Jacob Maddox (Vitoria), Christian Saydee (Bournemouth), Matej Kovar (Man Utd).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 54 (11%).


IN: James Holden (Reading, undisc), Saikou Janneh (Bristol City, undisc).

OUT: Jack Iredale (Bolton, free), Liam Bennett (Walsall, loan). 

RELEASED: Wes Hoolahan, Kai McKenzie-Lyle.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Sam Sherring (Bournemouth), Jensen Weir (Brighton), Lorent Tolaj (Brighton).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 80 (16%).


* Manager Johnnie Jackson sacked at end of last season. Ben Garner appointed new boss after he guided Swindon to the League Two play-offs. 

IN: Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale, free), Mandela Egbo (Swindon, free), Joe Wollacott (Swindon, free), Ashley Maynard-Brewer (Gillingham, loan), Conor McGrandles (Lincoln, free).

OUT: Ben Purrington (signed for Ross County).  

RETIRED: Jason Pearce (now U18s boss).

RELEASED: Chris Gunter (signed for AFC Wimbledon), Conor Washington (signed for Rotherham), Adam Matthews, Ben Watson, Pape Souare, Stephen Henderson.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Akin Famewo (Norwich), Elliot Lee (Luton), Jon Leko (Birmingham), Mason Burstow (Chelsea).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 209 (41%). 



* Manager Michael Duff has joined Barnsley. Wade Elliott promoted to head coach role.

IN: Dan Adshead (Norwich, undisc), Tom Bradbury (Halifax, free), Dan Nlundulu (Southampton, loan).

OUT: Will Boyle (Huddersfield, free), Owen Evans (Walsall, undisc).

RELEASED: Conor Thomas (signed for Crewe), Scott Flinders (signed for Mansfield), Andy Williams (signed for Walsall), Charlie Colkett (signed for Crewe).  

LOANS EXPIRED: Mattie Pollock (Watford), Callum Wright (Leicester), Kion Etete (Tottenham). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 179 (35%). 

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney during the Sky Bet Championship match at Pride Park Stadium, Derby

Wayne Rooney quit as Derby County manager as the club's takeover continued to drag. - Credit: PA


* Wayne Rooney has quit as manager. Liam Rosenior has been named interim manager.

IN: Tom Barkhuizen (Preston, free), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Sheff Weds, free), Joe Wildsmith (Sheff Weds, free).

OUT: Ryan Allsop (Cardiff, free), Isaac Hutchinson (Walsall, free), Malcolm Ebiowei (Crystal Palace, comp fee), Kelle Roos (Aberdeen, free), Louie Watson (Luton, undisc).

SET TO BE OUT OF CONTRACT: Tom Lawrence, Curtis Davies, Ravel Morrison, Richard Stearman, Craig Forsyth, Nathan Byrne, Colin Kazim-Richards. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Luke Plange (Palace). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 79 (16%).


IN: N/A. 

OUT: George Ray (Barrow, free).

RELEASED: Nigel Atangana, Callum Rowe, Colin Daniel, Ben Seymour. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Cameron Dawson (Sheff Weds), Offrande Zanzala (Barrow), Padraig Amond (Newport), Kieran Phillips (Huddersfield). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 102 (20%). 


* Former Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown appointed new manager in May. 

IN: Jay Lynch (Rochdale, free), Shaun Rooney (St Johnstone, undisc), Brendan Wiredu (Colchester, undisc), Callum Morton (West Brom, undisc), Josh Earl (Preston, free).

OUT: Jordan Rossiter (Bristol Rovers, undisc).

RELEASED: Callum Camps (signed for Stockport), Harrison Biggins (signed for Doncaster), Anthony Pilkington, Kieran O’Hara.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Zak Jules (MK Dons), Callum Johnson (Portsmouth), Dan Butterworth (Blackburn), Josh Harrop (Preston). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 120 (24%). 


* Title-winning manager Rob Edwards left for Watford. Ian Burchnall has been appointed as his replacement, leaving Notts County. 

IN: Armani Little (Torquay, free), Corey O’Keeffe (Rochdale, free), Kyle McAllister (St Mirren, free), Alfie Burnett (Rotherham, free), David Davis (Shrewsbury, free), Harry Boyes (Sheff Utd, loan), Reece Brown (Huddersfield, free).

OUT: Kane Wilson (Bristol City, free), Ebou Adams (Cardiff, free), Dan Sweeney (Stevenage, free).

RELEASED: Jake Young (signed for Bradford), Taylor Allen (signed for Walsall), Jack Evans, Opi Edwards, Elliott Whitehouse, Vaughn Covil, Luke Hallett. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Jack Aitchison (Barnsley), Kasey McAteer (Leicester).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 134 (26%). 

Freddie Ladapo has joined Ipswich Town on a three-year deal

Can new striker Freddie Ladapo score on his first outing for Ipswich Town? - Credit: ITFC


IN: Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham, free), Dominic Ball (QPR, free), Greg Leigh (Morecambe, free), Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal, loan).

OUT: N/A. 

RELEASED: James Norwood, Tom Carroll, Tomas Holy (signed Carlisle), Myles Kenlock, Bailey Clements, Brett McGavin. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Macauley Bonne (QPR), Bersant Celina (Dijon), Tyreeq Bakinson (Bristol City), Dominic Thompson (Brentford). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 105 (21%). 


* Michael Appleton stepped down as manager at the end of last season. He has been replaced by Mark Kennedy, who has left his role as Birmingham’s assistant boss. 

IN: Paudie O’Connor (Bradford, free), Charles Vernam (Bradford, free), Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Stoke, loan), Jay Benn (Halifax, undisc).

OUT: Conor McGrandles (Charlton, free), Theo Archibald (Leyton Orient, undisc), Max Melbourne (Morecambe, free), Cohen Brammall (Rotherham, undisc).

RELEASED: John Marquis (signed for Bristol Rovers), Max Melbourne. 

IN CONTRACT TALKS: Liam Bridcutt. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Josh Griffiths (West Brom), Lewis Fiorini (Man City), Morgan Whittaker (Swansea), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Arsenal), Liam Cullen (Swansea). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 196 (39%). 

MK Dons have sold 20-goal attacker Scott Twine to Championship club Burnley for a reported £4m.

MK Dons have sold 20-goal attacker Scott Twine to Championship club Burnley for a reported £4m. - Credit: Burnley FC


IN: Matt Dennis (Norwich, undisc), Ethan Robson (Blackpool, free), Jack Tucker (Gillingham, compensation fee), Nathan Holland (West Ham, free), Conor Grant (Rochdale, undisc), Darragh Burns (St Patrick's Ath, undisc).

OUT: Harry Darling (Swansea, undisc), Scott Twine (Burnley, undisc).


RELEASED: Hiram Boateng (signed for Mansfield), Aden Baldwin, Jay Bird, John Freeman, Brandon Mason, Connor Wickham. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Troy Parrott (Tottenham), Jamie Cumming (Chelsea), Conor Coventry (West Ham), Kaine Kesler Hayden (Aston Villa), Theo Corbeanu (Wolves). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 196 (39%). 


IN: Donald Love (Salford, free), Farrend Rawson (Mansfield, free), Max Melbourne (Lincoln, free), Caleb Watts (Southampton, loan), Connor Ripley (Preston, free).

OUT: Aaron Wildig (Newport, free), Jordan Ayunga (St Mirren, free), Kyle Letheren (Hartlepool, free).

IN CONTRACT TALKS: Arthur Gnahoua, Adam Smith. 

TRANSFER LISTED: Ryan Cooney, Ryan Delaney, Courtney Duffus, Wes McDonald, Ryan McLaughlin, Shane McLoughlin, Anthony O’Connor, Jon Obika, Connor Pye.  

RELEASED: Greg Leigh (signed for Ipswich), Toumani Diagouraga (signed for Rochdale), Rhys Bennett, Jacob Mensah, Freddie Price.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Adam Phillips (Burnley), Jacob Bedeau (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Dundee Utd), Alfie McCalmont (Leeds). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 211 (42%). 


IN: Ciaron Brown (Cardiff, free).

OUT: Luke McNally (Burnley, £1.8m), Mark Sykes (Bristol City, free), Ryan Williams (Perth Glory, undisc).

RELEASED: Sam Winnall, Jamie Hanson, Leon Chambers-Parillon.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Herbie Kane (Barnsley), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff), Nathan Holland (West Ham). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 171 (34%). 


IN: Ben Thompson (Millwall, free), Harvey Cartwright (Hull, loan), Lucas Bergstrom (Chelsea, loan), Hector Kyprianou (Leyton Orient, undisc), David Ajiboye (Sutton, undisc).

OUT: Bark Beevers (contract cancelled), Jorge Grant (Hearts, undisc).

RELEASED: Dai Cornell (signed for Preston), Serhat Tasdemir, Kyle Barker.  

TRANSFER LISTED: Christy Pym, Idris Kanu, Ryan Broom.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Steven Benda (Swansea), Bali Mumba (Norwich), Reece Brown (Huddersfield), Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough), Callum Morton (West Brom). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 94 (19%). 


IN: Matt Butcher (Accrington, free), Mickel Miller (Rotherham, free).

OUT: N/A. 


TRANSFER LISTED: Panutche Camara. 

RELEASED: Ollie Tomlinson.  

RETIRED: Luke McCormick.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Ryan Broom (Peterborough), Jordon Garrick (Swansea), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham), Romoney Crichlow (Huddersfield).  

Combined league starts lost from last season: 89 (18%). 


IN: Marlon Pack (Cardiff, free), Zak Swanson (Arsenal, undisc). 

OUT: Aiden O'Brien (Shrewsbury, free).

RELEASED: Shaun Williams, Paul Downing, Callum Johnson, Ollie Webber. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Gavin Bazunu (Man City), Mahlon Romeo (Millwall), George Hirst (Leicester), Hayden Carter (Blackburn), Tyler Walker (Coventry). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 165 (33%). 


IN: Lewis Cass (Newcastle, free), Funso Ojo (Aberdeen, free).

OUT: James Gibbons (Bristol Rovers, free) 


RELEASED: David Amoo. 

LOANS EXPIRED: Ryan Edmondson (Leeds), Kian Harratt (Huddersfield), Tomas Holy (Ipswich). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 49 (10%). 

Sheffield Wednesday have signed striker Michael Smith.

Sheffield Wednesday have signed striker Michael Smith - the man who fired Rotherham to League One promotion last season. - Credit: Sheffield Wednesday FC


IN: Ben Heneghan (AFC Wimbledon, free), David Stockdale (Wycombe, free), Will Vaulks (Cardiff, free), Michael Smith (Rotherham, free), Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham, free).

OUT: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Derby, free), Joe Wildsmith (Derby, free), Massimo Luongo (rejected new deal), Ciaran Brennan (Swindon, loan).

RELEASED: Saido Berahino, Sam Hutchinson, Chey Dunkley (signed for Shrewsbury). 

LOANS EXPIRED: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Jordan Storey (Preston), Florian Kamberi (St Gallen), Olamide Shodipo (QPR), Harlee Dean (Birmingham), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 189 (37%). 


IN: Jordan Shipley (Coventry, undisc), Tom Bayliss (Preston, free), Julien Dacosta (Coventry, loan), Chey Dunkley (Sheff Weds, free), Aiden O'Brien (Portsmouth, free), Taylor Moore (Bristol City, loan).

OUT: Josh Vela (Fleetwood, free), David Davis (Forest Green, free).


RELEASED: Ethan Ebanks-Landell (signed for Rochdale), Shaun Whalley (signed for Accrington), Aaron Pierre, Joshua Daniels, David Davis.  

LOANS EXPIRED: Tyrese Fornah (Nottm Forest), Saikou Janneh (Bristol City). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 182 (36%). 


IN: D'Mani Mellor (Man Utd, free).

OUT: David Stockdale (Sheff Weds, free), Anthony Stewart (Aberdeen, free).

RETIRED: Adebayo Akinfenwa. 

RELEASED: Olly Pendlebury, Adam Przybek (signed for Walsall).

LOANS EXPIRED: Jack Young (Newcastle). 

Combined league starts lost from last season: 86 (17%).

*Only players who have made at least one Football League appearance included in released lists.