ALFIE McCalmont is being tipped for a loan move higher up the EFL next season.

The Latics loanee had a breakout season at Boundary Park, scoring 10 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, enjoying a particularly strong climax to the campaign.

Now parent club Leeds are likely to try and further the 21-year-old’s career with more first-team experience.

League Two champions Cheltenham have been credited with an interest in the Northern Ireland international with former Elland Road striker Noel Whelan suggesting the midfielder should be targeting the Championship in 2021/22.

While McCalmont is clearly on the rise and appears to have flown the nest, the situation is less clear-cut for the rest of last season’s loanees.

Harry Clarke is likely to see another temporary switch away from Arsenal as his best option next season with the defender, a popular figure at Boundary Park, speaking in glowing terms about his time with Latics.

The 20-year-old has not ruled out a return but like McCalmont could look to play at a higher level.

Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor is a free agent after being released by Doncaster with Ben Garrity, Blackpool, and Bobby Grant, Wrexham, also likely to depart their clubs at the end of their contracts.

Laurie Walker is in talks with MK Dons but could move on at the end of his deal having got his first taste of regular EFL football as an emergency loanee at Oldham.

Serhat Tasdemir’s loan stint at Boundary Park did not go to plan and he’s been transfer listed on his return to Peterborough.

There is a similarly uncertain future for Marcel Hilssner, the German initially impressing before fading during his time with Latics. The midfielder is back at Coventry with two years left on his contract having not made a competitive appearance for the Championship side.