Kenny Jackett is not expecting to welcome many of those currently out on loan back into his ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Molineux-based club were forced to trim their wage bill following relegation into the third tier at the end of the 2012/13 campaign - sparking a mass exodus of talent.
They have been able to bounce back into the Sky Bet Championship at the first time of asking, with promotion already secured, and plans are being pieced together for next season.
They are unlikely to include the likes of Roger Johnson, Stephen Ward, Kevin Doyle, Kevin Foley and Tongo Doumbia, with Jackett looking to take Wolves in a different direction with a settled group.
He said in the Express and Star, with a number of youngsters also taking in loan spells elsewhere: "I think out of those on loan, quite a high number will come back. But if they haven't done this time, it's unlikely they'll be involved next season and break their way back in.
"You can't say for definite, but it's fair to assume we've moved on.
"They're contracted players so if there are deals right for the club, we'll consider it. If not, they'll be coming back."
Former skipper Johnson is currently back in the Premier League with West Ham United, and Jackett admits there may be a deal to be done there.
He added: "I haven't heard that officially, but it wouldn't surprise me because he did very well for Sheffield Wednesday as well.
"I'm sure there will be options there for him."
As for Jamie O'Hara, who has been unable to secure a move away from Wolves this season and remains tied to a long-term contract, Jackett insists there is no chance of the midfielder being released.
He said: "He has two years left on his contract and I don't see that situation changing.
"He'll be available again in the summer and we'll see whether anyone takes a chance on him."