This weekend as we draw closer to the end of the season the big talking points are obviously all going to revolve around Premier League survival. I think its already done but could be proved wrong. Yes we may get beaten again by Chelsea but still confident that we are safe. The next big talking point will be new players and who is going out. We have already speculated this week about Pablo, Kiko, Berardi, Alioski, Forshaw and Douglas etc, but there will be a lot more from the academy who are released or sold. Last Summer we saw good quality players released: Turner, Huffer, Odour, Miazek and Shergill all gone. We saw the likes of Wilks moved on and he has now scored 20 goals so far this season. We also sent out players on loan and I fear not many will be back at the club. There are different ways to categorise these players who are out on loan now, and present U23 players. They will fall into get rid, keep or promote lists .Plus some of this will also be based upon their present contract end dates A good example of the above would be Pascal Struijk, do we loan him out to the Championship and replace him with Casey from the 23s, or do we keep Struijk and loan out Casey to the Championship to get experience? Casey contract ends in 2023 and Struijk 2024. I am going to attempt to forecast who stays and who goes: Casey loan out to Championship club for experience. Struijk keep in first team squad. Cresswell keep in U23s and sit on 1st team bench. Shackelton 2024, keep or loan out to Championship club Hosannah 2022, loan or release as too injury prone Jenkins 2023, loan out for experience in L1 or L2 Gotts 2022, loan out to Championship club or sell Bogusz 2023, loan out to Championship club or sell. Kamwa 2023, keep in the 23s McCalmont 2024, loan out to Championship club or sell. Hudson 2022, keep for the 23s. Mujica 2022, loan out or sell as Las Palmas want to keep him. McCarron 2022, keep for the 23s. Davies 2023, loan out to Championship club. Edmondson 2023, loan out to Championship club or sell. Stevens 2021, release as failed badly. Drameh 2024, promote to 1st team squad Gelhardt 2024, promote to 1st team squad. Gibbon 2021, keep for the 23s. Van De Heuval 2023, keep for the 23s. Caprile 2023, promote to 1st team squad IF KIKO GOES. Greenwood 2023, promote to 1st team squad. Kun 2021, loan out or sell. Huggins 2023, promote to 1st team squad. Summerville 2023, keep for the 23s Leeds Utd U23s now being in Premier League 2 League 2 will probably be promoted to Prem 2 League 1 this season as Champions, and we need to carry on improving. By having some of this seasons lads promoted to the 1st team means they still get to play for the 23s whenever we want. But we also have 33 kids in the Under 18s and some of these have already played for the 23s this season and we need to carry on promoting from within as well as adding to the 23s and 18s from outside the academy. Some names for you to keep your eyes open for: Kenneh already playing 23s Allen already playing 23s Haughland already on the 23s bench Book Skerry Christie Kachosa Teale Littlewood Moore Chiloka-Mullen Ragan Suttcliffe Pilkington Andreucci Rigby Bradbury Fewster Hughes has already played 23s Spencer Amissah Chikukun Dean already scoring for the 23s Buchan Coleman Leverett Picksly McKinstry already a regular in the 23s Carole McGrath McMillan I am guessing that some of these kids will move into the 23s and some will be released and new kids will take their place from the U16s. This is what happens and its brutal for kids who get released, but it has to happen and that’s why it could be tough on the likes of Stevens, Kun, Hosannah, Gotts and whoever else gets binned off. Kinnear has already stated this week that he hopes Greenwood, Gelhardt & Drameh get promoted to the 1st team next season as their progress so far has been exceptional.