League One boss makes honest admission on future of in-demand striker as Sunderland's rivals handed boost
With League One clubs already making decisions on the futures of key players, talk is already turning to the summer transfer window.
Here’s the latest transfer rumours, news and gossip from the third tier:
AFC Wimbledon boss makes honest admission over future of Joe Pigott
AFC Wimbledon have offered a new contract to star striker Joe Pigott – but boss Mark Robinson admits that a move to the Championship could appeal to the frontman.
Pigott netted 22 times in all competitions for the Dons this season and has reportedly previously drawn interest from the likes of Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic.
And while Robinson is hopeful of extending his stay at Plough Lane, he knows that
“We’ve made an offer to Joe and I am confident he’s been impressed by what we want to build,” said the Wimbledon boss, speaking to the club’s official website.
"If it’s a case of Joe continuing to play League One football then I believe he will stay.
“I think there’s a big part of him that wants to stay and take us forward as a club, but if offers come in from Championship clubs it understandably may be a different thought process for him.”
Sheffield Wednesday not interested in Joe Dodoo
Wigan Athletic striker Joe Dodoo has been linked with a host of clubs, with Sheffield Wednesday one of those rumoured to be keen on a move for the former Rangers man.
However, Yorkshire Live claim that he is not a name being considered by the Owls as they prepare for life in League One.
That’s a boost for Wigan Athletic as they build a squad to challenge in the next campaign following their mid-season takeover.
Portsmouth release six as Danny Cowley begins overhaul
Portsmouth have released six players following the end of the 2020/21 season - with new manager Danny Cowley set for a busy summer.
Andy Cannon, Charlie Daniels, Jordy Hiwula, Bryn Morris, Taylor Seymour and Duncan Turnbull have all left Fratton Park.
Negotiations are ongoing with Ben Close, Craig MacGillivray, Tom Naylor, Jack Whatmough and Ryan Williams whose deals also expire over the summer months.