Former York City loanee Charlie Allen is now a free agent.

The young winger has been released by Leeds United upon the expiry of his contract, with the Sky Bet Championship side confirming their retained list this afternoon.

Allen made the move to York in February, making four appearances for the Minstermen under ex-manager Neal Ardley.

The 20-year-old's loan spell was cut short, after only initially being for one-month, but a call-up for Northern Ireland under-21’s meant that his availability was limited for City.

Allen had debuted in York's 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic, before featuring in defeats against Barnet, Wealdstone and AFC Fylde.

The winger however failed to make a senior appearance for Leeds, only appearing for the club in their under-21's side.

Also included in the Leeds retained list is York-raised Sam Byram, who has penned a one-year extension with the Whites.

Byram grew up in York after his family opted to move up North from Thurrock, attending Joseph Rowntrees School in York and Ralph Butterfield Primary School in Haxby.

His performances for Joseph Rowntrees’ school football team saw the defender earn a position in the academy of Leeds, where he would go on to break into the first-team, making 132 appearances in a four year spell.

Byram has since played for West Ham United, Nottingham Forest and Norwich City before returning to Leeds in 2023.