The month is May and the English football season is coming to an end. This month also sees the end of many players careers at their respective clubs. Teams from across the country will be announcing their released and retained lists in the weeks to come and, in fact, many have already started the process.m
But what about those that did not make the cut last May, whose contracts expired naturally and were told to find pastures new.
Here are how the players who did not make Nottingham Forest’s retained list last summer have done in the year since…
Nottingham Forest allowed the striker his free transfer last summer, a move which did not surprise fans.
An exciting signing when he arrived at the club in 2014 from Hull City, his career at the City Ground never got going.
He suffered an Achilles injury and went on to spend over two years on the sidelines. In an interview with The Guardian earlier this year the 31-year-old announced his retirement from the game. He also took aim at Forest, claiming he felt like a car ‘rusting away’ at the City Ground.
A very popular figure with the Forest fans after his arrival in July 2015. Unfortunately, much like Fryatt, his time with the club was hampered by injury trouble. Torn knee ligaments in December 2015 saw him out for nearly a year and a later meniscus problem sidelined him again.
He returned to former club Cordoba in Spain but clearly had unfinished business in the Championship. Pinillos joined Barnsley in January but could not save them from relegation.
Clearly he did not forget his Forest roots though, scoring against local rivals Burton Albion in February.
The Young Australian keeper was let go by Forest last summer, one year after joining from Stoke City.
The Sydney-born talent is seemingly back in Australia, playing with Football New South Wales outfit St George City in NPL 3 – the fourth tier of Australian football.
The Danish youth international grew tired of waiting for his chances at Forest and left last summer.
He went on to join fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday and it has certainly paid off.
He made his professional debut against Middlesbrough back in January and has since played two more times for the Owls.
The 20-year-old will be looking to push on with Wednesday next season.
The young forward joined Forest in 2015 after previous spells at Manchester United, Salford City and Macclesfield Town.
After initially looking a good find and even making his first-team debut against Millwall in the EFL Cup back in 2016 the attacker was let go that summer.
He went on to join National League side Hartlepool United but has played just two games for the club this season.
Snapped up in 2016 after impressing with Harrogate Town the teenager did not develop as Forest liked.
He was released last summer and joined Brighouse Town. In December, he departed to join the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield FC.