We now know which teams have been relegated from the Championship.

Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday will all be playing League One football next term. There is talk of Derby County still being hit with a points deduction and they could face the drop, however any sanction will likely be applied next season.

Mick McCarthy's plans for Cardiff City next term are already under way and he will no doubt have been an interested party when the three relegated teams were confirmed.

There are players who will most certainly be eyeing a return to the Championship this summer, those who are too good to be playing in the third tier, and they will have plenty of suitors.

It promises to be a busy summer for Cardiff City, with McCarthy having hinted at a sizeable player turnaround.

We know Harry Wilson, Sheyi Ojo and Jordi Osei-Tutu have returned to their parent clubs, while Junior Hoilett has also announced his departure following a hugely-successful five-year stint. Joe Day will also leave the club while Robert Glatzel has been placed on the transfer list.

So there are already six holes to fill and there will likely be more exits in the coming days, weeks and months. So, which players who have just faced the drop should the Bluebirds really be looking at?

We take a look...

Barry Bannan

Surely a player nearing the top of many teams' wish lists this summer.

The Scottish midfielder will be one of the very best plying their trade in League One next term, however many clubs will no doubt be keen to sound the Owls out over a potential move.

The Wednesday captain is too good to be playing in the third tier and is actually the type of player Cardiff really need, a dynamic, ball-playing midfielder with the ability to control the game from the middle of the pitch.

By all accounts he did not play to his full potential this term, but in February he put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension, meaning any deal will likely not be cheap.

The Bluebirds' midfield needs something of a revamp or a makeover this summer and Bannan is exactly the type of player who could just add that little bit of something extra and offer a different dynamic to an otherwise one-paced midfield.

Adam Reach

Cardiff's left-back situation is perhaps one area which has a question mark dangling over it this summer.

Joe Bennett is out of contract and we are yet to see if he will renew, while Joel Bagan, who is extremely promising, is still a rookie at this level. And Ciaron Brown, the other option, looks far better at centre-back than left-back.

Adam Reach seems a perfect wing back and has played there for the most part this season at Wednesday.

He is certainly a talented player and belongs in the Championship, indeed it is thought he under-delivered by scoring only five goals this term.

His future is also thought to be shrouded in mystery, which could all point to a move to the Championship. Cardiff have already been linked with him, while Watford are said to be keen, too.

The 28-year-old also impressed with two goals in the 5-0 drubbing of Cardiff City last month.

It is worth mentioning another player who suffered relegation in Joe Jacobson here. He was probably Wycombe's best player all season and is a Cardiff boy, of course. But, at 34, a move for him seems unlikely.

Uche Ikpeazu

A striker who impressed in his debut season in the Championship. Both times he played against Cardiff City he was a real handful, while he also caused Swansea City a few problems, too.

He is a real menace of a striker, physical and never shirking the rough-and-tumble nature of Championship encounters. He seems to be someone who fits the DNA of a Cardiff player.

It is more of a gut feeling than one based on his statistics; his goalscoring record is modest at best, actually. He scored only six goals this season.

But as an alternative to Kieffer Moore, someone to fill in when the Welshman is not 100 percent, or even to replace him in the latter stages of matches, he would be a sensible option.

With Mark Harris and Max Watters both a very different type of striker to Moore, Ikpeazu would represent that target-man style player.

At 26, he still has the potential to be a success at this level and has probably done enough this season to earn a move to a Championship club this summer.

A left-field option, perhaps, but certainly one which shouldn't be sniffed at.

Josh Windass

According to our fans' survey, the player Cardiff City fans would like to see the most.

Windass is a playmaker who was arguably the pick of the bunch up at Hillsborough this term, scoring 10 goals and providing five assists. Indeed, our sister site YorkshireLive named him the highest-rated player across the season.

The Bluebirds will be losing the creativity of Wilson next season, while Jonny Williams has underwhelmed and Lee Tomlin will have to hit tip-top fitness and form if he is to have a decent impact.

While there is some hope that Rubin Colwill will come good, there is perhaps a need for a more established player in that position.

McCarthy seems to suggest otherwise, though, having already claimed that Jonny Williams is the perfect replacement for Wilson and stated that he is looking forward to seeing what Tomlin can do next term.

Lewis Wing

A little bit cheeky, this one, given Lewis Wing is actually a Middlesbrough player, but he did suffer relegation with Rotherham United.

According to stats site WhoScored.com, Wing, who moved to New York Stadium back in January, was ranked the best Millers player this season by a comfortable margin.

He is a good age at 25 and has a number of attributes which will no doubt prove attractive to McCarthy. According to WhoScored, he is a dead-ball specialist, a strong tackler and likes to play long balls. He is also ranked 'very good' at shooting from distance, while that stunning volley against City last weekend is certainly evidence that he is a clean striker of the ball.

He looks a very sound player, although he was on the fringes for Neil Warnock and it is thought he could be a player who leaves the Riverside this summer.

He only has one more year left on his contract, so it is doubtful he will cost an arm and a leg, and could be the one to freshen up the middle of the park. Wing could certainly be a suitable replacement if a club tabled a decent offer for Will Vaulks.

Jordan Rhodes

Cardiff certainly showed interest in Jordan Rhodes after McCarthy arrived back in January. He, along with Cameron Jerome, was lined up to replace the outgoing Glatzel.

It points to the sort of gnarled, experienced type of player McCarthy wants to add to his squad this summer, given there is a real lack of league goals if you look beyond Moore.

Rhodes has over 200 of them and is a player who no doubt will have Championship suitors when the window opens.

Crucially, he is out of contract and City would only have to pick up the wages. As someone who could either play off Moore or alongside him if the Wales striker was afforded a break, he is definitely an option.

Whether Cardiff come in for him again this summer remains to be seen, but the lack of experience up front is certainly something McCarthy is expected to address.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

OK, we might be cheating a bit with this one, but on Monday night it was confirmed that Fulham were relegated from the Premier League into the Championship.

On Tuesday morning, The Athletic reported that star striker and Championship destroyer Aleksandar Mitrovic is unlikely to stay at Craven Cottage while Scott Parker remains in charge. The same outlet report that Fulham want Parker to stay despite suffering relegation.

Mitrovic has played a bit-part role in the Premier League, with the team dynamic more conducive to playing the likes of Josh Maja and Ivan Cavaleiro.

Being the brute of a striker that he is, he would be a perfect replacement for Kieffer Moore, should the Welshman earn a Premier League switch this summer.

There is slim to no chance the Bluebirds will be able to afford him if they keep hold of Moore, but Mitrovic and his style of play is suited down to the ground to Cardiff City. That focal point up top is what McCarthy likes.

He will command hefty wages, though, and is likely a stretch too far, but it is certainly an option which cannot be ignored.

He also has 42 goals in 82 Championship games, so will have no shortage of suitors, in either the first or second tier, this summer.