Neal Ardley puts the record straight
Neal Ardley has today lifted the lid on Jim Fenlon’s contract situation at AFC Wimbledon.
The 20-year-old full-back had been offered a new contract at the end of last season, but Neal revealed that no agreement has been reached.
“Jim had an option on his contract, which would have taken him up amongst the highest earners at the club,” said the Wimbledon manager. “This was an option that we felt we could not take up considering his form and attitude during the past 12 months.
“As with all Football League contracts, the club has to offer at least the same terms as the player was on to retain compensation rights. However, with our budget that was a step too far for us.
“We offered Jim a slightly reduced offer in the hope that we would be able to add the attitude required to his ability. But we have not been given that chance and we therefore wish Jim all the best for the future.
“Jim’s best position is right-back and with Barry Fuller have earned the Player of the Year award last season we had to assess whether Jim would be a force for us next season.”