Brennan departs after an impressive loan spell
Neal Ardley has confirmed that Brennan Dickenson’s loan at Wimbledon will not be extended due to the foot injury that the winger picked up at Accrington Stanley.
The Wimbledon manager was quick to point out that the decision is certainly not for footballing reasons as the 20-year-old Brighton winger (pictured above on his way to scoring against York City) made a big impact during his month at the club with two goals in seven games.
Neal Ardley said: “We wanted to keep Brennan, but it would have taken him two weeks to return to training and another week to get fit. That would effectively have been the season over for him. Maybe we will work with Brennan again next season. He was brilliant and I think the fans really took to him as well.”
Jesse Darko, who joined on the same day as Brennan on 21 February, is likely though to have his loan spell from Cardiff extended this week.
Meanwhile, Wimbledon striker Jason Prior played a key role in Dartford’s 3-0 Blue Square Premier win at home to Gateshead on Saturday.
minute substitute and helped set-up the opening goal for Ryan Hayes in front of a crowd of 1,020.rdJason, who joined the Kent outfit on loan earlier this month, came on as a 53
Elsewhere, Wimbledon had two players on international duty during the last four days and they experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective matches.
Jonathan Meades helped Wales Under-21s to a 1-0 win against Moldova on Friday with Manchester United’s Tom Lawrence striking the winner, but Kelly Youga was part of the Central African Republic side that suffered a 2-0 defeat at South Africa in a World Cup qualifier in the Cape Town Stadium.