THE scale of the rebuilding job at Wanderers was laid bare yesterday as the club posted confirmation of the players who are contracted to next season.

A total of 14 footballers, 10 of which are full professionals, are currently on course to report back for training at the end of this month.

Of the list, just eight have started a game for Bolton in the league, and only Josh Magennis has scored a league goal for the club.

There is a lengthy list of players who fell out of contract this summer and two – Sammy Ameobi and Pawel Olkowski – who terminated their final year after going unpaid since February.

The following players who have played first team football or appeared on the bench for Wanderers see their deal expire this summer: Ben Amos, Mark Beevers, Harry Brockbank, Will Buckley, Clayton Donaldson, Lloyd Dyer, Jack Earing, Jack Hobbs, Chiori Johnson, Mark Little, Joe Muscatt, Craig Noone, Gary O’Neil, Joe Pritchard, Andy Taylor, Jake Turner, Josh Vela, David Wheater, Ben Williams and Marc Wilson.

Some – Little (Bristol Rovers), Beevers (Peterborough), Pritchard (Accrington) – have already signed elsewhere, while others are waiting to see what happens with Wanderers’ ownership before making their next move.

But what are the prospects for those who are definitely tied to the club? Here’s a rundown of the 14 players who could form the backbone of Wanderers’ squad in League One next season.

Ben Alnwick – The experienced and ever-reliable keeper has talked positively about his future at Wanderers despite being linked with a trio of Championship sides. His battle for the number one spot against Remi Matthews promises to be a blinder.

Jordan Boon – Stepped up from the Under-18s in double-quick time and now handed a third-year scholarship contract. The defender had a spell with Northwich Vics last season and will hopefully push for more senior football in the coming months.

Eddie Brown – Tipped to make big strides this year by those at the Academy, Brown has also been given a third year to show he can replicate his form for the Under-18s at development squad level.

Luca Connell – What a boost it would be for Wanderers to retain the services of their brightest young talent, or furthermore, put him on a professional contract at last?

Yes, a string of big clubs in England and Scotland have been linked with him this summer, but his closest confidants have always maintained he would love the chance to stay at a stable Bolton under new ownership. Can he be convinced by the new regime? Or will finances come into it? Either way, the 18-year-old must ensure he gets regular football next season if he is to continue his meteoric progress.

Ronan Darcy – Made an exciting cameo off the bench against Nottingham Forest last season and had impressed Phil Parkinson for a good 12 months before that. Darcy is another player on a scholarship contract who will surely turn professional in time.

After proving he can step up to senior level, this season is about trying to stay there, whether it is at Bolton, or out on loan.

Liam Edwards – Like Harry Brockbank, central defender Edwards has been showing good progress at development squad level and spent some valuable time out on loan at Southport last season. He will have to work hard to tread a similar path into the first team but seems to have the physical qualities required.

Connor Hall – Could this be his year? Rather left on the shelf last season after a loan in League One with Accrington did not bring about quite as many opportunities as he would have liked. A lack of strikers post-Christian Doidge left Hall playing stop-gap but it will be good to see the hard-working 21-year-old given some game-time in pre-season to really see where he is up to.

Jason Lowe – Depending on what happens with David Wheater or Andy Taylor, Lowe could be captain material next season. Had his ups and downs in a tough first season with Bolton, capped off by a bad ankle injury, but the kind of character Wanderers will need to keep focus on overhauling their points deficit early doors.

Josh Magennis – After a busy (and successful) summer of international football, the big striker heads back to Bolton to sort out his future. Has interest from Rangers north of the border, apparently, and at 28 may feel it is time to make his big move. With the right kind of service, though, there are plenty around who think he could be a leading striker at League One level.

Remi Matthews – Might just have been Wanderers’ best bit of business last season, and though his arrival from Norwich City was not without its drama, his performances in the latter half of the campaign hinted at a real talent. But will Matthews and Alnwick be content to fight over one place in the side?

Luke Murphy – Overlooked for so long by Parkinson, it is difficult to suss where Murphy fits into the puzzle for Wanderers. The former Burton and Leeds United man has played one league game since January 21 and will be among the bigger earners in the pack. Surely, he can’t be kept around to make up numbers, as has seemed the case thus far.

Erhun Oztumer – Has every right to be frustrated about his time thus far at Wanderers, following a free transfer from Walsall last summer. Many believe he was under-utilised in the Championship but this is a level at which he has shone before. If he can regain some of his swagger, Ozzie might be a key man for the Whites.

Dennis Politic – A genuine wildcard in the Wanderers camp this season. Made an impact in a good Salford City side which romped to promotion from the Conference but picked up a shoulder injury in March which meant he couldn’t finish off what he had helped to start. Technically a very decent player.

Yoan Zouma – Might face a battle with Liam Edwards to force his way through but the Frenchman is another who showed progression having played plenty of football in the Professional Development League last season. Strong, quick and good in their air – he may need a loan spell to really test his mettle.