2016–17 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2016–17 season
ManagerOwen Coyle
(until 21 February)[1]
Tony Mowbray
(from 22 February)[2]
StadiumEwood Park
Championship22nd (relegated)
EFL CupThird round
(vs. Leeds United)
FA CupFifth round
(vs. Manchester United)
Top goalscorerLeague: Danny Graham (11)
All: Danny Graham (12)
Average home league attendance12,871

The 2016–17 season is Blackburn Rovers' 129th season as a professional football club and its fifth playing in the Championship.[3] Along with competing in the Championship, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and League Cup. The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Rovers were relegated to League One on 7 May 2017, in spite of their 3-1 away win against Brentford, with results elsewhere going against them.[4]

Summer Activity[edit]

May[edit]

On 12 May Rovers announced a five-year deal with kit supplier Umbro.[5]

On 20 May Rovers announced their retained list, Tommy Spurr, Matthew Kilgallon, Chris Taylor, Chris Brown, Lee Williamson, Nathan Delfouneso, Simon Eastwood and Simeon Jackson would all be free to talk to and sign for other clubs upon the expiry of their contracts on 30 June. However, several players have been informed that final decisions over their futures will be made once a new manager has been appointed. Those under 24, Jack Doyle and Connor Thomson have agreed 1 year deals, scholars Josh Askew, Ramirez Howarth and Lewis Travis have also agreed to sign professional terms. Stuart Callaway, David Carson, Modou Cham, Ryan Crump, Anton Forrester, Devarn Green, Sam Joel, Sam Lavelle, Jan Pirretas, Jordan Preston, Hyuga Tanner and Luke Wall have been released.[6]

June[edit]

On 1 June Rovers announced that Owen Coyle has been appointed as new manager on a 2-year deal.[7]

On 17 June Rovers announced the signing of Anthony Stokes on a 3-year deal, following his release from Celtic.[8]

On 18 June it was confirmed that Goalkeeping Coach Laurence Batty had left the club and that new Rovers manager Owen Coyle was in the process of firming up a new coach who would be in place before the players started training.[9]

On 21 June Rovers announced the signing of Stephen Hendrie on a season-long loan from West Ham United.[10]

On 23 June Rovers announced the signing of Danny Graham on a 2-year deal, following his release from Sunderland.[11]

On 23 June Oxford United announced the signing of Simon Eastwood following his contract expiry.[12]

On 25 June Rovers announced the signing of Liam Feeney on a 2-year deal, following his release from Bolton Wanderers.[13]

On 27 June Preston North End announced the signing of Tommy Spurr, who was offered a new contract by Rovers, on a 3-year deal following his contract expiry.[14]

On 29 June Rovers announced that Alan Irvine has mutually agreed to leave the club with immediate effect.[15]

On 29 June Rovers announced the signing of Jack Byrne on a season-long loan from Manchester City.[16]

July[edit]

On 1 July Bolton Wanderers announced the signing of Chris Taylor following his contract expiry.[17]

On 4 July Rovers announced Sandy Stewart as assistant manager.[18]

On 12 July Port Vale announced signing of Anton Forrester on a 2-year deal, following his release.[19]

On 18 July Walsall announced signing of Simeon Jackson on a 2-year deal, following his release.[20]

On 21 July Rovers announced the sale of Grant Hanley to Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.[21]

On 25 July Burton Albion announced signing of Lee Williamson on a 1-year deal, following his release.[22]

August[edit]

On 1 August Bradford City announced signing of Matthew Kilgallon on a 1-year deal, following his release.[23]

On 2 August Rovers announced the signing of Gordon Greer on a 1-year deal, following his release from Brighton & Hove Albion.[24]

On 3 August Rovers announced that Rob Kelly has mutually agreed to leave the club with immediate effect.[25]

On 5 August Rovers announced the appointment of John Henry as first team coach.[26]

On 5 August Bury announced signing of Chris Brown on a 1-year deal, following his release.[27]

On 8 August Rovers announced John O'Sullivan has joined Accrington Stanley on loan until 7 January.[28]

On 11 August Rovers announced the signing of Sam Gallagher on a season long loan from Southampton.[29]

On 25 August Rovers announced the signing of Martin Samuelsen on a season long loan from West Ham United.[30]

On 26 August Rovers announced Shane Duffy has joined Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.[31]

On 26 August Rovers announced the double signing of Tommie Hoban on a season long loan from Watford and Derrick William on a 3-year deal from Bristol City.[28]

On 29 August Rovers announced squad numbers for the development squad for the EFL Trophy.[32]

On 31 August Rovers announced the signing of Charlie Mulgrew on a 3-year deal following his release Celtic.[33]

On 31 August Rovers announced the signing of Marvin Emnes on loan from Swansea City until 17 January 2017.[34]

September[edit]

On 21 September Rovers announced the signing of Wes Brown on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland in the summer, he will also help coach the u23s team.[35]

November[edit]

On 22 November Rovers announced Martin Samuelsen has returned to West Ham United with immediate effect.[36]

December[edit]

On 5 December Rovers were drawn away against QPR in the third-round of the FA Cup.

Winter Activity[edit]

January[edit]

On 5 January Rovers announced the appointment of Paul Senior as Football Director.[37]

On 6 January Rovers announced Jack Byrne has returned to Manchester City with immediate effect.[38]

On 9 January Blackburn were drawn at home against either Barnsley/Blackpool in the 4th round of the FA Cup .

On 9 January Rovers announced promising youngsters Jack Doyle & Connor Thomson have signed new deals till 2019.[39]

On 17 January Rovers announced John O'Sullivan has left the club by mutual consent.[40]

On 20 January Rovers announced Scott Wharton has joined Cambridge United on loan until the end of the season.[41]

On 24 January Rovers announced Josh Askew has joined Warrington Town on loan.[42]

On 27 January Rovers announced promising young midfielder Joe Rankin-Costello has signed his first professional deal till 2019.[43]

On 30 January Rovers announced Lucas João has joined on loan from Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.[44]

On 31 January Rovers announced Marvin Emnes has rejoined on loan from Swansea City until the end of the season.[45]

On 31 January Rovers announced Ben Marshall has left the club to join Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.[45]

February[edit]

On 11 February Rovers announced Ramirez Howarth has joined Skelmersdale United on loan.[46]

On 15 February Rovers announced Matthew Platt and Connor Thompson have joined Barrow on loan.[47]

On 21 February Rovers announced that manager Owen Coyle has left the club by mutual consent, assistant manager Sandy Stewart, first team coach John Henry and goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes have also left the club.[48]

On 22 February Rovers announced the appointment of Tony Mowbray as the club's new head coach, with Head of Academy coach David Lowe stepping up to become Assistant Manager and David Dunn stepping up to become 1st Team Coach.[49]

March[edit]

On 2 March Rovers announced goalkeeper David Raya has signed a new deal till 2019.[50]

Squad information[edit]

Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age) Contract Expires
Goalkeepers
1 Jason Steele England GK (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 29) 2018
33 David Raya Spain GK (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 24) 2019
Defenders
2 Adam Henley Wales DF (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 25) 2017
3 Gordon Greer Scotland DF (1980-12-14) 14 December 1980 (age 38) 2017
4 Tommie Hoban (on loan from Watford) Republic of Ireland DF (1994-01-24) 24 January 1994 (age 25)
5 Derrick Williams Republic of Ireland DF (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 26) 2019
6 Jason Lowe England DF (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 28) 2017
14 Charlie Mulgrew Scotland DF (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 33) 2019
15 Elliott Ward England DF (1985-01-19) 19 January 1985 (age 34) 2018
20 Stephen Hendrie (on loan from West Ham United) Scotland DF (1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 24)
24 Ryan Nyambe Namibia DF (1997-12-04) 4 December 1997 (age 21) 2018
30 Wes Brown England DF (1979-10-13) 13 October 1979 (age 40) 2017
34 Scott Wharton England DF (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 22) 2018
36 Jack Doyle England DF (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22) 2019
Midfielders
7 Liam Feeney England MF (1987-01-21) 21 January 1987 (age 32) 2018
21 Hope Akpan Nigeria MF (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 28) 2017
23 Danny Guthrie England MF (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 32) 2017
26 Darragh Lenihan Republic of Ireland MF (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 25) 2019
27 Willem Tomlinson England MF (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 21) 2018
28 Connor Mahoney England MF (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 22) 2017
29 Corry Evans Northern Ireland MF (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 29) 2019
31 Elliott Bennett Jamaica MF (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 30) 2018
32 Craig Conway Scotland MF (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 34) 2018
Forwards
9 Anthony Stokes Republic of Ireland FW (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 31) 2019
12 Danny Graham England FW (1985-08-12) 12 August 1985 (age 34) 2018
17 Marvin Emnes (on loan from Swansea City) Netherlands FW (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 31)
18 Lucas João (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) Portugal FW (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 25)
19 Sam Gallagher (on loan from Southampton) England FW (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 24)

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

On 23 May 2016, Blackburn Rovers announced five pre-season friendlies, with a sixth friendly expected to be confirmed at a later date. The games are during, and follow a six-day training camp in Austria from July 4–10 which included a friendly against Austrian Bundesliga side SV Ried.

Upon returning to England following the training camp, Rovers had three hour long friendlies in the shape of a tournament against Morecambe and Bury at Morecambe's Globe Arena. The following week Rovers will travel to Rochdale for a friendly at Spotland Stadium and Blackpool four days later at Bloomfield Road.[51]

Rovers only friendly at Ewood Park was finally announced on 22 June against second tier Spanish team Girona.

Championship Season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
20 Burton Albion 46 13 13 20 49 63 −14 52
21 Nottingham Forest 46 14 9 23 62 72 −10 51
22 Blackburn Rovers (R) 46 12 15 19 53 65 −12 51 Relegation to EFL League One
23 Wigan Athletic (R) 46 10 12 24 40 57 −17 42
24 Rotherham United (R) 46 5 8 33 40 98 −58 23
Source: English Football League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Points in head-to-head matches; 5) Goal difference in head-to-head matches; 6) Goals scored in head-to-head matches; 7) Play-off.
(R) Relegated.

Result by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHHAAAHHHAAHAAHAHAHA
ResultLLLDLDLWWLLDWLDLWWDLLLLDWLDLWDLDWWDDDDLLLWDDWW
Position23242424242424232022222321222323222021212222222222222323222223232220202221222222222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2017. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

The first round draw of EFL Cup took place on Wednesday 22 June, Rovers were drawn away to League Two side Mansfield Town.[53]

FA Cup[edit]

The first round draw of FA Cup took place on 12 December, Rovers were drawn away to Championship side Queens Park Rangers F.C..

EFL Trophy[edit]

Blackburn Development Squad entered the competition at the first round group stage and were drawn against Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town and Oldham Athletic in Northern Group D.[54]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Carlisle United 3 3 0 0 0 11 6 +5 9 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 Oldham Athletic 3 1 1 0 1 8 7 +1 5
3 L1 Fleetwood Town 3 1 0 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4 ACA Blackburn Rovers Academy 3 0 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: EFL.com

Backroom Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach England Tony Mowbray
Assistant Manager England David Lowe
First Team Coach England David Dunn
Acting Goalkeepers' Coach England Ben Benson
Head of Academy England Eric Kinder
Under-23 Lead Coach Northern Ireland Damien Johnson
Under-23 Coach England Wes Brown

Last updated: April 2017
Source: [55]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

As of 7 May 2017[56]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Jason Steele 44 0 41+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
33 GK Spain David Raya 11 0 5+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
37 GK England Andy Fisher 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

2 DF Wales Adam Henley 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
3 DF Scotland Gordon Greer 25 0 19+2 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
4 DF Republic of Ireland Tommie Hoban (on loan from Watford) 16 1 15+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 42 1 39+0 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew 30 3 26+2 3 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF England Elliott Ward 6 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 DF Scotland Stephen Hendrie (on loan from West Ham United) 8 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
24 DF Namibia Ryan Nyambe 31 0 22+3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 3+0 0
26 DF Republic of Ireland Darragh Lenihan 44 0 32+8 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
30 DF England Wes Brown 8 1 3+2 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
36 DF England Jack Doyle 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+1 0
41 DF England Josh Askew 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
42 DF England Lewis Travis 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
45 DF England Matthew Platt 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
50 DF England Tyler Magloire 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

6 MF England Jason Lowe (C) 49 0 43+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF England Liam Feeney 40 2 21+13 0 2+0 1 2+1 0 1+0 1
21 MF Nigeria Hope Akpan 29 2 16+9 1 2+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0
23 MF England Danny Guthrie 27 1 22+2 1 1+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
27 MF England Willem Tomlinson 5 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
28 MF England Connor Mahoney 21 0 4+10 0 0+2 0 0+2 0 3+0 0
29 MF Northern Ireland Corry Evans 19 0 16+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 29 4 18+7 3 2+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
32 MF Scotland Craig Conway 46 7 34+8 6 2+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0
40 MF England Connor Thomson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
46 MF England Lewis Hardcastle 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
48 MF England Joe Grayson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
49 MF England Joe Rankin-Costello 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0

9 FW Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes 14 4 2+6 1 0+2 0 2+0 2 2+0 1
12 FW England Danny Graham 40 13 28+7 12 3+0 1 1+1 0 0+0 0
17 FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes (on loan from Swansea City) 37 4 22+13 4 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
18 FW Portugal Lucas João (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) 13 3 3+10 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 FW England Sam Gallagher (on loan from Southampton) 47 12 35+8 11 2+0 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
43 FW England Ramirez Howarth 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
47 FW England Lewis Mansell 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Players out on loan:
34 DF England Scott Wharton (on loan at Cambridge United) 7 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 1 3+0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
22 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy 5 2 3+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 2 0+0 0
11 MF Norway Martin Samuelsen (on loan from West Ham United) 4 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jack Byrne (on loan from Manchester City) 7 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
10 MF England Ben Marshall 25 1 22+0 1 1+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 3 May 2017[56]
Rank No. Pos. Name League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 12 FW England Danny Graham 12 1 0 13
2 19 FW England Sam Gallagher 10 1 0 11
3 32 MF Scotland Craig Conway 6 0 1 7
4 17 FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes 4 0 0 4
= 31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 3 1 0 4
6 9 FW Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes 1 0 2 3
= 18 FW Portugal Lucas João 3 0 0 3
= 14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew 3 0 0 3
9 22 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy* 0 0 2 2
= 21 MF Nigeria Hope Akpan 1 0 1 2
11 34 DF England Scott Wharton 0 0 1 1
= 10 MF England Ben Marshall* 1 0 0 1
= 30 DF England Wes Brown 1 0 0 1
= 7 MF England Liam Feeney 0 1 0 1
= 5 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 1 0 0 1
= 23 MF England Danny Guthrie 1 0 0 1
Own goal 4 1 0 5
Total 51 5 7 63

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 7 May 2017[56]
No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup EFL Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card
31 MF Jamaica Elliott Bennett 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
3 DF Scotland Gordon Greer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jack Byrne * 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6 DF England Jason Lowe 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
10 MF England Ben Marshall* 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
29 MF Northern Ireland Corry Evans 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy* 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
21 MF Nigeria Hope Akpan 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 1
12 FW England Danny Graham 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
19 FW England Sam Gallagher 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
23 MF England Danny Guthrie 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 DF Netherlands Marvin Emnes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
26 DF Republic of Ireland Darragh Lenihan 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 1
4 DF Republic of Ireland Tommie Hoban 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7 MF England Liam Feeney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 DF Scotland Charlie Mulgrew 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
32 MF Scotland Craig Conway 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 DF Namibia Ryan Nyambe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 MF England Connor Mahoney 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 GK England Jason Steele 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 FW Portugal Lucas João 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 71 2 2 2 0 0 6 0 0 79 2 2

Transfers and loans[edit]

Summer[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CF England Danny Graham Sunderland Free transfer [11]
1 July 2016 CF Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes Celtic Free transfer [8]
1 July 2016 RW England Liam Feeney Bolton Wanderers Free transfer [13]
2 August 2016 CB Scotland Gordon Greer Brighton & Hove Albion Free transfer [24]
26 August 2016 CB Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams Bristol City Undisclosed (~£250,000) [57]
31 August 2016 CB Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Celtic Free transfer [33]
21 September 2016 CB England Wes Brown Sunderland Free transfer [35]

Total outgoing: Decrease ~£250,000

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Length Ref.
1 July 2016 LB Scotland Stephen Hendrie West Ham United Season-long [10]
1 July 2016 CM Republic of Ireland Jack Byrne Manchester City 6 January 2017 [a] [16]
11 August 2016 CF England Sam Gallagher Southampton Season-long [29]
25 August 2016 AM Norway Martin Samuelsen West Ham United 22 November 2016 [b] [30]
26 August 2016 CB Republic of Ireland Tommie Hoban Watford Season-long [57]
31 August 2016 FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes Swansea City 4 Month loan (17 January 2017) [34]
  1. ^ On 6 January 2017, Blackburn terminated the loan of Jack Byrne.[38]
  2. ^ On 22 November 2016, Blackburn terminated the loan of Martin Samuelsen.[36]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CF England Chris Brown Bury [a] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF England Stuart Callaway Free agent Released [6]
1 July 2016 CM England David Carson South Shields [b] Released [6]
1 July 2016 LW England Modou Cham Clitheroe [c] Released [6]
1 July 2016 GK Scotland Ryan Crump Southport [d] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF England Nathan Delfouneso Swindon Town [e] Released [6]
1 July 2016 GK England Simon Eastwood Oxford United [f] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF England Anton Forrester Port Vale[g] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF England Devarn Green Free agent Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF Canada Simeon Jackson Walsall [h] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF England Sam Joel Free agent Released [6]
1 July 2016 CB England Matthew Kilgallon Bradford City [i] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CB Scotland Sam Lavelle Bolton Wanderers [j] Released [6]
1 July 2016 RB Spain Jan Pirretas Bayer Leverkusen [k] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CF Scotland Jordan Preston Guiseley [l] Released [6]
1 July 2016 LB England Tommy Spurr Preston North End [m] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CM Australia Hyuga Tanner Bolton Wanderers Released [6]
1 July 2016 LM England Chris Taylor Bolton Wanderers [n] Released [6]
1 July 2016 LW England Luke Wall Accrington Stanley [o] Released [6]
1 July 2016 CM Jamaica Lee Williamson Burton Albion [p] Released [6]
21 July 2016 CB Scotland Grant Hanley Newcastle United Undisclosed (~£5,500,000 + add-ons worth £500,000)[66] [21]
26 August 2016 CB Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy Brighton & Hove Albion Undisclosed (~£4,200,000) [31]
  1. ^ Following Brown's release, he signed for Bury.[27]
  2. ^ Following Carson's release, he signed for South Shields.[58]
  3. ^ Following Cham's release, he signed for Clitheroe.[59]
  4. ^ Following Crump's release, he signed for Southport.[60]
  5. ^ Following Delfouneso's release, he signed for Swindon Town.[61]
  6. ^ Following Eastwood's release, he signed for Oxford United.[12]
  7. ^ Following Forrester's release, he signed for Port Vale.[19]
  8. ^ Following Jackson's release, he signed for Walsall.[20]
  9. ^ Following Kilgallon's release, he signed for Bradford City.[23]
  10. ^ Lavelle signs for Bolton Wanderers.[62]
  11. ^ Following Pirretas' release, he signed for Bayer Leverkusen.[63]
  12. ^ Following Preston's release, he signed for Guiseley.[64]
  13. ^ Following Spurr's release, he signed for Preston North End.[14]
  14. ^ Following Taylor's release, he signed for Bolton Wanderers.[17]
  15. ^ Following Wall's release, he signed for Accrington Stanley.[65]
  16. ^ Following Williamson's release, he signed for Burton Albion.[22]

Total incoming: Increase ~£10,467,500-£10,917,500

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Length Ref.
8 August 2016 CM Republic of Ireland John O'Sullivan Accrington Stanley 6-month loan (7 January) [28]

Winter[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.

Total outgoing: ~£0 £0+/-

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Length Ref.
30 January 2017 FW Portugal Lucas João Sheffield Wednesday End of Season [44]
31 January 2017 FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes Swansea City End of Season [45]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
17 January 2017 AM Republic of Ireland John O'Sullivan Carlisle United [a] Mutual Consent [40]
31 January 2017 FW England Dean Rittenberg Bangor City [b] Mutual Consent [72]
31 January 2017 MF England Ben Marshall Wolverhampton Wanderers Undisclosed (~£1,500,000)[73] [74]
  1. ^ Following O'Sullivan's release, he signed for Carlisle United.[70]
  2. ^ Following Rittenberg's release, he signed for Bangor City.[71]

Total incoming: Increase ~£1,650,000

  • Includes estimated 15% profit sell on fee (£150,000) following Martin Olsson's transfer from Norwich City to Swansea City on 17 January 2017 for an undisclosed fee that is estimated to be £4,000,000, having originally been sold to Norwich City for £3,000,000.[75]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Length Ref.
20 January 2017 CB England Scott Wharton Cambridge United End of Season [41]

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