Dons moving forward with striker signing plans after James Hanson’s contract is cancelled

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

AFC Wimbledon have cancelled James Hanson’s contract by mutual consent.

The Dons signed the big striker from Sheffield United last summer.

Hanson, 31, still had 12 months to run on his contract with the League One club but is now a free agent.

Wimbledon manager Wally Downes said: “James had an immediate impact when he returned after injury. He set-up Shane McLoughlin’s late goal in the important victory against Doncaster and scored twice at Scunthorpe. He was a really big part of it in the short space of time that I had him available. We certainly wouldn’t have stayed up without him.

“James is a great professional, but unfortunately I did not have him in the team for the maximum amount of games possible. His contribution when available was fantastic.

“I can only say that he will be a valuable asset to the next manager who gets him. We have a succession plan and we are following up loads of leads as we edge closer to bringing in another forward.”

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