DONS KNOCK-OUT FOR HATTON
AFC Wimbledon have decided to release defender Sam Hatton before the start of the new season.
After discussions with the 24-year-old right-back, the Dons have opted not to extend his contract, meaning his five-year spell at Kingsmeadow is over.
Manager Terry Brown told the club's official website: "Sam was one of my first signings when I took over after a recommendation from (former player) Jason Goodliffe.
"He has been a fantastic servant to the club. He was instrumental in taking us from the Ryman League to the Football League and I have no doubt that he will continue to have a successful career in football.
"Releasing Sam was definitely one of the hardest decisions I have had to make as a manager."
Hatton made over 200 appearances for the Dons after joining from Stevenage in 2007.
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