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Update: Marcus returns to Brentford after suffering injury

Striker leaves Wimbledon after making a big impact

14 January 2020

Glyn Hodges has praised the contribution of Marcus Forss after the striker returned to his parent club Brentford.

The 20-year-old, who has enjoyed a prolific spell with Wimbledon since joining us at the end of August, suffered a hamstring injury in the match at Portsmouth on Saturday. A scan yesterday revealed that he had suffered a significant muscle injury.

Given the length of time that Marcus will be out injured for, we felt that there was little choice but for him to go back to Brentford.

“First of all, we are disappointed for Marcus,” said Glyn. “He was in a rich vein of form, scoring plenty of goals and enjoying his football. This injury is going to set him back, so we wish him a speedy recovery. It has been a great deal for us and we thank Marcus and Brentford. It’s a shame that it has ended like this. We’ve done well for Marcus too and we wish him well for the future. Hopefully, Mads Bech Sorensen, who we’ve also signed from Brentford, will be another success story for us.

“We are going to miss Marcus during the rest of this season, but we have to move on. We are obviously very disappointed, but it’s a priority now to sign another forward. We had been looking at other positions, but with Michael Folivi having gone back to Watford and now Marcus going back, we have to strengthen up front. We are onto this now and hopefully we can bring in another forward soon.”

Marcus scored 11 goals for us in just 19 matches this season and all at AFC Wimbledon wish him well in his career.  


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