Eighteen former Middlesbrough players who will become free agents this summer

Middlesbrough will be releasing Paddy McNair and Liam Roberts this summer, while the future of Jamie Jones remains uncertain for now as the veteran goalkeeper continues to train at the club while he recovers from an injury.

That comes as Boro confirmed their retained list following the conclusion of the season, with other clubs also revealing which players will be staying and which will be leaving their clubs this summer. While some are still to confirm their lists, almost all EFL sides have, with a deadline to all but play-off competitors having passed.

Luke Ayling is one such 'former' Boro player who will be released by his parent club Leeds United, but after his successful loan at Boro in the second half of last season, he has rejoined Boro. Beyond that, there are 18 former Boro players due to become free agents this summer and we take a look at them all below. Not included are players such as Alex Mowatt who could still become a free agent this summer, but have been offered new deals at their current clubs.

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Jordan Archer - The goalkeeper spent six months at Boro, making five appearances in the 2020-21 season. Leaving at the end of his deal, he joined QPR in the summer of 2021. A backup option, he's made just four appearances in the last three years and, now 31, is available on a free this summer.

Andy Lonergan - Now 40, Lonergan has been released by Everton this summer after three years served as their third choice with no appearances for the Toffees. As yet, there's been no indication on whether he will play on or call time on his career.

Darren Randolph - Former Boro favourite Randolph is now 37 and has been at Bournemouth for the last 18 months, albeit without making an appearance for the Cherries. Though their retained list has not been confirmed yet, Randolph is out of contract and expected to leave.

Cyrus Christie - A summer signing for Boro in 2017, the change in management that Christmas resulted in his time at the club being brief as he left for Fulham in the January following the arrival of Tony Pulis. He's been at Hull City for the last two seasons and despite making 27 appearances last season, the 31-year-old has been released by Boro's promotion rivals.

Callum Johnson - Yarm-born Boro academy graduate right-back Callum Johnson spent last season with promotion winners Mansfield Town in League Two. Making 22 appearances, he is now a free agent again at the age of 27 as Nigel Clough's side prepare for life in the third tier.

Grant Hall - Having struggled with injuries during his time at Boro, he joined Rotherham in 2022 but has continued his injuries woes there too. Hall, 32, managed just eight league appearances for the Millers last season and, following their relegation from the Championship, he has been released.

Ben Gibson - After four years at Norwich - the first of which saw the Canaries win promotion to the Premier League, Boro favourite Ben Gibson will leave Carrow Road and become a free agent this summer. Now 31, the centre-back still managed 38 appearances this season as Norwich made the Championship play-offs.

Lee Peltier - After leaving Boro in 2022, veteran defender Peltier joined Rotherham and his two years there have even included a brief spell as player-manager. Now 37, he has said he will have a break before making a decision on whether to play on or not next season.

Nathaniel Chalobah - Then still a Chelsea youth player, Chalobah spent the second half of the 2013-14 season on loan at Boro where he made 19 appearances. Now 29, the midfielder made 36 appearances for West Brom last season but it wasn't enough to earn him a new deal as he was confirmed as a player released this summer.

Mustapha Carayol - Now 35, midfielder Carayol has spent the last two seasons in League One with Burton Albion. After 34 appearances last season, albeit only ten of which were starts, he is now looking for a new club.

Harry Chapman - Academy graduate Chapman has spent the last two years at Bradford City. He suffered a serious hamstring injury towards the end of his first season and missed six months in total, never really recapturing his form for the Bantams.

Albert Adomah - Albert Adomah recently made his 456th second-tier appearance, making him the record holder for games played in the Championship. But released by his boyhood club QPR at the end of the season, the 36-year-old has stated his intention to play on next season.

Adam Reach - Having helped West Brom reach the play-offs last season, versatile left-sided veteran Adam Reach is now a free agent and looking for a new club. The Boro academy graduate had five years at Sheffield Wednesday after leaving Boro before his three years at the Hawthorns.

Jordan Rhodes - A man who scored vital goals the last time Boro won promotion to the Premier League, he will be a free agent this summer after leaving Huddersfield Town. He spent last season on loan with Blackpool and though he couldn't quite help to fire them to promotion, he could rejoin the Tangerines this summer.

Aaron Connolly - After a disappointing loan spell at Boro, Connolly had a brief spell in Italy before joining Hull City. While he managed to endear himself to Tigers fans far more than he did Boro's, injuries haven't helped as the Irishman managed just eight goals last season before finding himself a free agent.

Ashley Fletcher - In the three years since leaving Boro, Fletcher has managed just four goals while representing Watford, New York Red Bulls, Wigan Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday. The latter three were all loan moves and it is from Watford that he will be released this summer.

Charlie Wyke - The Boro academy graduate striker's career and life were saved in 2021 when he collapsed during training after suffering a cardiac arrest. Eventually getting back to playing thanks to a defibrillator that is fitted into his chest. Now 31, he spent the second half of last season on loan at Rotherham but is now a free agent, with Wigan Athletic saying his contract will not be extended this summer.

Uche Ikpeazu - A popular member of Neil Warnock's squad, Ikpeazu would find himself unwanted at Boro after a change in manager saw Chris Wilder arrive at the Riverside. After a loan spell at Cardiff, Ikpeazu would move to Turkey before returning to England last season to join Port Vale. Having managed only one goal, however, the 29-year-old has been released.