WANDERERS striker Jermaine Easter has told the club he doesn't want to play for them any more - and will now be left to fester in the reserves.

The want-away Welsh international dropped out of Saturday's 1-0 win at Bradford claiming his head wasn't right to play and won't be considered for tonight's League Two trip to Barnet.

Easter - who is still upset about Wanderers blocking his £300,000 move to Championship side Plymouth - told manager Paul Lambert that he felt he wasn't doing himself or the team any justice and asked to be left out.

Easter said yesterday: "I was only being honest. I haven't been happy and it's been getting worse. I made the decision that I thought was right for the club and myself and I don't regret it.

"I thought it wasn't fair for the club or the manager to have a player that's not 100 per cent committed.

"I felt it was better to be honest because I know John Sutton and Reuben Reid are itching to play and I'm not. Everyone else feels committed to the club and I don't.

"I'm not happy and I want away. I want to progress my career and I think for me to do that I have to go somewhere else."

Easter, who was named in the Welsh squad again yesterday, is now hoping Wanderers will loan him to Plymouth with a view to a permanent move when the transfer window re-opens in January - but Wanderers won't play ball.

Lambert said: "It would be easy for me to say go to Plymouth or somewhere on loan but I don't see the logic in that."

Instead Lambert has told Easter, who scored 24 times last season, to sort himself out and get himself right mentally to fight for his place again.

Easter, who trained with his colleagues yesterday, will not be fined for his stance and Lambert insists he's got no ill-feelings towards the player who cost the club £80,000 from Stockport.

Lambert said: "The lad has got to get his head sorted out before anything else.

"He told me he wasn't in the right frame of mind and didn't want to be at the club any more.

"By his own admission he said he wasn't playing particularly well and felt as though his head wasn't in the football club.

"He's made his mind up what he wants to do and I respect him for making his mind up but I need guys that are going to play for the football club. The onus is on Jermaine.

"He will be training as normal. He is still our player and is contracted to us. He has to earn the right to get back into the team."