Bristol City’s Championship rivals Sheff Wed release seven including two ex-Robins men

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Bristol City's league rivals have got a move on - as their squad takes shape, days after their promotion.

Sheffield Wednesday have allowed former Bristol City defender Jack Hunt to leave the club, along with six other players.

Hunt, who scored the decisive spot-kick against Peterborough United, to help the Owls reach the League One Play-Off Final is to depart Hillsborough, despite his role in their promotion. He appeared 26 times for Darren Moore's side this season, but made just seven league starts, and now the newly promoted club are sorting their squad out for next season.

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The 32-year-old joined the Yorkshire club after leaving Bristol City in 2021, and made 72 appearances in his second spell at Wednesday. At Bristol City he spent three seasons at Ashton Gate and made 115 appearances, registering 15 assists and scoring four goals.

Wednesday have offered a new contract to Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who was linked with a move to Bristol City and Blackpool at the start of the season. Nigel Pearson did dismiss the rumours, but City could go in for him, with the player free to speak to clubs, with his contract expiring at the end of the month. Aden Flint's loan at the club has expired, and now he is a free agent following the expiration of his one-year contract at Stoke City. Flint was a League One and EFL Trophy winner, and made 246 appearances under various managers at City, scoring an impressive 38 goals.

Reece James - the younger brother of Bristol City midfielder Matty, is also departing after his loan spell from Blackpool came to an end. Dennis Adeniran, Jaden Brown, Sam Durrant, Ryan Galvin, Ben Heneghan and David Stockdale are the others to depart the club.

In the clubs statement, they said: "The Owls would like to thank all departing players for their services following a memorable campaign and we wish them the very best for the future."

Hunt is the second player to be released this week from a play-off winning team after Luton Town decided not to keep Henri Lansbury on following their promotion to the Premier League.

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