Joe Pigott has started pre-season training with AFC Wimbledon – with head coach Mark Robinson describing the move as a “favour”.
The striker announced in May that he would be leaving the Dons once his contract expired on July 1.
Pigott, 27, scored 20 goals for Wimbledon last season.
“Joe is training with us – he wants to keep himself sharp,” Robinson told the South London Press. “He asked if he could train with us and I had absolutely no issues.
“Some people might think that is a bit bizarre, but he scored 60 goals for us and was a huge part of keeping is up for three seasons. He is part of the family. As long as he turns up and gives everything, which he does, then I see absolutely no issue. I’m more than happy to help him on that journey.
“To have that quality in and around for pre-season is a no-brainer.”
Asked if there was any chance Pigott could perform a U-turn over his decision to leave, Robinson replied: “No. It is purely just doing him a favour to keep him fit and sharp.”
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