Anya, Butterfield, Blackman, all have not travelled with the squad. Pretty safe to assume they'll all be gone on frees or released within the next week or two.
Two injured players (Holmes/Wisdom) not gone, but it's been made clear why, so they'll be "under consideration".
Sibley seems to be headed over today/tomorrow, but no McAllister word - probably got his foot stuck on one of the airport conveyer belts and picked up an injury (I jest). Not sure what that means for him - probably won't be under serious consideration for the first team squad, is what I'd guess?
Most interesting one for me is the inclusion of Thorne. Obviously, the decision of who goes on the training camp would have been made before Cocu was appointed, so it's not him, but he'll be running the rule over them. Only other player with a squad number (from last season) who didn't travel is Tyree Wilson - hence I'll put him in the same boat is McAllister.
Going by all this, the current squad:
Carson, Roos, Ravas, Mitchell. 4 seems like overkill - I suspect Carson or Roos are in a race for #1, and the loser may well look to leave. *If* neither does, then I'd hope one of the other 2 go out on loan.
Lowe, Malone, Forsyth, Keogh, Davies, Buchanan, Bogle, Wisdom, Mcdonald. I think we need Tomori back (or similar), as the main thing that set of defenders lacks is a pacey centre back *that is already ready for the first team*. There's also 4 left backs in that list (if you include Fozzy), so wouldn't be surprised to see one go... probably Forsyth or Lowe, with McDonald maybe going out on loan until January.
Shinnie, Huddlestone, Holmes, Evans (also CB), Bird, Sibley, Thorne, Knight, Mitchell-Lawson. Only 3/4 with real experience at this level, which is a concern, of course. But there's some bright futures for Sibley/Bird etc. Depending on how we end up playing, I suspect we'll usually be utilising 3 midfielders. Probably, at first, Shinnie, Hudds, Holmes... but the real wild card here is if Thorne can get a full pre-season and impress Cocu... because if he could.... I'd be pleased, lets just say that. If not, though, I think he'll leave before the end of July. Reckon Sibley and Bird probably need to be loaned out to get some league 1 level experience, too. Also, as much as I like him.... I think we could potentially do better than Holmes as our creative outlet.
Lawrence, Waghorn, Marriott, Bennett, Josefzoon, Martin. I see no reason to get rid of Martin. He's different to the rest of what we have, and having him available to call on is not a bad thing. Yes, he's had a bad couple of years, but he can't be any worse than Nuge was last season. More than happy for him to have that role this season. Waghorn, Marriott, Lawrence will all be around the first team most weeks. It's just who plays where. Particularly the right side of a 3/right wing - Marriott and Waghorn have tried it previously, but it's not either's natural position, and I haven't seen enough from FloJo to impress me - I reckon we should sell him. This leaves Mr Bennett.... and I'm afraid, for me, he's better as a sub, and frankly, we should be looking for better options.
Going along these rough lines:
Release: Anya, Butterfield, Blackman
Sell: Zoon, Lowe!, Carson
Loan out: Bird, Sibley, Knight, Mitchell-Lawson, Macdonald, Wilson
First team squad: Roos, Malone, SIGNING(Davies for now), Keogh, Bogle, Shinnie, Huddlestone/Marriott (depending on formation), SIGNING (Holmes for now), Lawrence, SIGNING (Bennett for now), Waghorn.
Backup squad: Mitchell/Ravas (keep both), Forsyth, Davies, Buchanan, Wisdom, Evans, Thorne, Holmes, McAllister, Bennett, Martin (bold are the ones I'd have on the bench)