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Squad update from the manager

Glyn thanks players leaving the club for their contributions

10 June 2020

Glyn Hodges has today updated us on players leaving AFC Wimbledon after having to make decisions based on the unique financial circumstances presented by the Covid-19 crisis.

Glyn will have to restructure his squad for AFC Wimbledon’s fifth successive season in League One and our manager has today announced the players that will be leaving the club upon the expiration of their contracts, squad members under contract, and those he aims to keep.

Players leaving the club

  • Rod McDonald
  • Reuben Collins
  • Anthony Wordsworth
  • Mitch Pinnock
  • Finlay Macnab
  • Scott Wagstaff
  • Kyron Stabana
  • Kwesi Appiah
  • Tommy Wood
  • Dylan Connolly
  • Ossama Ashley

Players under contract

  • Joe Pigott
  • Adam Roscrow
  • Nesta Guinness-Walker
  • Paul Osew
  • Callum Reilly
  • Jack Rudoni
  • Luke O’Neill
  • Paul Kalambayi
  • Terell Thomas
  • Will Nightingale
  • Matthew Cox
  • Nik Tzanev
  • Jack Madelin
  • Archie Procter
  • Ayoub Assal

Speaking about the players leaving the club, Glyn was quick to thank them for their contributions in retaining AFC Wimbledon’s status as a League One club.

“We would have liked to have kept most of these players, but we cannot do it in the current financial climate,” said Glyn. “The players have been brilliant since I came back to Wimbledon. The senior players made a big contribution to the Great Escape in my first season as part of the management team, and they were a massive influence in the dressing room. The young boys who have left us showed a great attitude and hunger in training every day. All the players have been a pleasure to work with. It is a horrible time to release them in this current climate, but we have to cut our cloth accordingly. We wish them well in their careers and we hope they go onto be successful.”

Joe Day, Nathan Trott, Mads Bech Sorensen, Max Sanders, and Julien Lamy have all gone back to their parent clubs and we thank them for their contributions at AFC Wimbledon.

Our Chief Executive Joe Palmer added: “We would have liked to have kept some of these players, but with the Covid-19 crisis and without further certainty of revenue coming into the club, we are having to look at restructuring our approach to our playing squad for next season –  to be able to put a squad together that will fall in line with the finances available.”

In addition, Glyn said that the club is aiming to take up the option on Shane McLoughlin’s contract to prolong the Irishman’s stay at AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan has been offered a new contract.

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