The last link between the last promotion winning team and the current promotion winning side was cut today with goalkeeper Adam Davies making his long awaited switch to Stoke City.
The 26 year old Welsh international was the club's longest serving current player having joined in the summer of 2014 from South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
He went on to keep 68 clean sheets in 209 appearances, winning two promotions from League One and the Johnstones Paint Trophy.
One of the star performers in the third tier he was often maligned whilst keeping goal in the Championship and decided not to renew his contract when it expired this summer.
He will be joined at the Bet365 stadium by centre half Liam Lindsay who has left for a fee of £2m which could rise to £2.5m - a very substantial sum for a player who had only 12 months left on his contract and had refused to sign a new one.
Lindsay who arrived in the summer of 2017 from Partick Thistle made 90 appearances and scored three goals - however was sent off in his final appearance for the club, the 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers in May. The Reds were relegated from the Championship in Lindsay's first season, where he made 44 appearances and was involved in eight clean sheets, but helped the Reds bounce straight back in 2018-2019, helping gain 21 clean sheets in 46 appearances.
It has long been expected Davies and Lindsay would be departing and Daniel Stendel has already moved to sign goalkeeper Brad Collins from Chelsea and Danish centre back Mads Anderson from AC Horsens.