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James Hanson leaves AFC Wimbledon

Manager praises forward for helping The Dons to stay up

15 June 2019

Wally Downes has praised James Hanson for his contribution to our Great Escape after the striker’s contract with AFC Wimbledon was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 31-year-old target man leaves us after almost a year at the club and we are thankful for the part he played in retaining Wimbledon’s League One status.

Wally Downes said: “James had an immediate impact when he returned after injury. He set-up Shane McLoughlin’s late goal in the important victory against Doncaster and scored twice at Scunthorpe. He was a really big part of it in the short space of time that I had him available. We certainly wouldn’t have stayed up without him.

“James is a great professional, but unfortunately I did not have him in the team for the maximum amount of games possible. His contribution when available was fantastic. I can only say that he will be a valuable asset to the next manager who gets him. We have a succession plan and we are following up loads of leads as we edge closer to bringing in another forward."

James started 22 matches for Wimbledon, making a further 12 substitute appearances, and he scored five goals, including a vital double at Scunthorpe United. All at AFC Wimbledon thank James for his contribution and we wish him well in his future career.

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