Dons head coach reacts to speculation linking striker with January transfer to Wrexham

BY EDMUND BRACK

AFC Wimbledon head coach Mark Robinson has responded to speculation linking Ollie Palmer with a move to National League side Wrexham by reaffirming his desire to hold on to the forward.

Palmer, 29, is the South Londoners’ joint-top goalscorer this season with seven in all competitions and has also provided three assists. Palmer has featured 20 times this season under Robinson.

The Epsom-born forward was linked to the Welsh side owned by Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds on social media.

Responding to Palmer’s future, Robinson told the South London Press: “Ollie is certainly not someone that I want to lose – 100 per cent.

“We just want to build and move on from what we have done. We know that we’re four or five points shy of where we should be in the league, and we want to rectify that.

“We have the games in hand, and we’re still in the FA Cup, so there are plenty of positives this season.

“I had a good meeting with all the players on Monday – it was really positive.

“I made it quite clear to the players who was on board, and I gave them a window to come and talk to me if they had any issues or anything that they wanted to talk about because I don’t want to spend 27 days talking nonsense – I just want to focus.

“I have already been offered countless players and had ridiculous conversations and texts over the past two-day period, and it just takes your focus. I don’t want 27 days of just ifs, buts and maybes, I just want to entirely focus on what we’re doing and where we’re going.”

 

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