Date: 28th July 2016 at 12:23pm
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WHILE it’s difficult to read anything meaningful into squad numbers themselves, there are some points of note upon their announcement today.

Tjaronn Chery has been handed the coveted number ten shirt – made famous by Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles – less so Leroy Fer, who vacates the shirt.

New signings have been given their numbers, Jake Bidwell (3), Joel Lynch (6), Ariel Borysiuk (7) and Jordan Cousins (8).

A plethora of youngsters have also been given numbers, including Olamide Shodipo (27), Axel Prohouly (33) and Osman Kakay (34).

The list in full:

1 Alex Smithies
3 Jake Bidwell
4 Grant Hall
5 Nedum Onuoha
6 Joel Lynch
7 Ariel Borysiuk
8 Jordan Cousins
9 Conor Washington
10 Tjaronn Chery
11 Ben Gladwin
12 Jamie Mackie
13 Matt Ingram
14 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
15 Jack Robinson
16 Michael Doughty
17 Sebastian Polter
19 Nasser El Khayati
20 Karl Henry
21 Massimo Luongo
22 Steven Caulker
24 James Perch
25 Michael Petrasso
26 Joe Lumley
27 Olamide Shodipo
28 Daniel Tozser
29 Darnell Furlong
30 Sandro
31 Ray Jones
32 Cole Kpekawa
33 Axel Prohouly
34 Osman Kakay
35 Reece Grego-Cox
36 Brandon Comley