Wanderers not hopeful of keeping hold of Stewart

Anthony Stewart

Anthony Stewart

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WANDERERS appear resigned to losing Anthony Stewart, with assistant manager Richard Dobson saying his contract situation "doesn't look good".

Stewart played as a trialist for League One Crawley Town in a team predominantly made up of youngsters which beat local non-league side Three Bridges 2-1 on Monday night, with the defender opening the scoring.

Wanderers wanted to keep hold of the 21-year-old but it's been strongly suggested by the Adams Park hierarchy they have had difficulties negotiating a new contract with the player and his agent over the course of the summer break.

Stewart was offered a new deal at the end of last season but has so far not committed his future to the club.

With his future in limbo he has not been taking part in pre season training with the rest of the Wanderers squad.

Dobson was coy about discussing Stewart's future but admitted he wasn't hopeful Wanderers would be able to hold onto the central defender.

Speaking after last night's friendly at Wealdstone he said: "It's a disappointing situation but one we are not fully in control of. That's all there is to say on that - it's no comment on that one at the moment.

"It doesn't look good but we'll have to see how things pan out over the next week or so."

Fellow defender Tommy Fletcher also spoke of his disappointment at Stewart's seemingly inevitable departure from Adams Park.

He said: "Ant was a top player. He's a great defender and he helped me out a lot.

"It's a bit of a shame to see he's not around with us - whether he comes in or not, I'm not sure. He's a top player and it's sad to see him not around."

Stewart is technically without a club, but due to his age the fact he was offered new terms Wanderers retain the player's registration.

Blues would also be entitled to a transfer fee for Stewart if he did decide to move on.

Stewart, a former winner of the Wanderers young player of the year award, has made 65 appearances in the quarters since making his debut at Preston in League One in 2012, scoring four goals.

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4:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

mowgli1960 says...

Played 65 times for Wycombe now he's waiting for Man Utd,Chelsea or Liverpool to make an offer,what an idiot! No doubt his agent has been telling him not to sign for Wycombe because if he moves the said agent will get a percentage,who is his agent Smith?
Played 65 times for Wycombe now he's waiting for Man Utd,Chelsea or Liverpool to make an offer,what an idiot! No doubt his agent has been telling him not to sign for Wycombe because if he moves the said agent will get a percentage,who is his agent Smith? mowgli1960
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6:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bayriver says...

Why on earth has ainsworth not signed anymore players. Wwfc need an attacking midfielder. A certain Scott davies is a free agent having been released from oufc, come on ainsworth get busy pal. He will be a lot cheaper than he was before and also has got loads to prove. A hungry player is a dangerous player ! He will also get 7 / 10 goals not bad for a midfielder. Great at deadball situations as well, ok he can be a bit of a challenge to manage, perhaps thats the real issue as ainsworth is not a manager that commands much respect (unfortunately). And no scott davies is not related to me ! He is just a talented footballer, is local,would be cheapish, which should suit and he needs games, something he should get, come on ainsworth get working, i can see it being a long hard season otherwise !
Why on earth has ainsworth not signed anymore players. Wwfc need an attacking midfielder. A certain Scott davies is a free agent having been released from oufc, come on ainsworth get busy pal. He will be a lot cheaper than he was before and also has got loads to prove. A hungry player is a dangerous player ! He will also get 7 / 10 goals not bad for a midfielder. Great at deadball situations as well, ok he can be a bit of a challenge to manage, perhaps thats the real issue as ainsworth is not a manager that commands much respect (unfortunately). And no scott davies is not related to me ! He is just a talented footballer, is local,would be cheapish, which should suit and he needs games, something he should get, come on ainsworth get working, i can see it being a long hard season otherwise ! bayriver
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