Hatters end Jolley interest while Boucaud returns

Hatters have today called off their attempts to sign AFC Wimbledon winger Christian Jolley, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 4th January 2013, 4:28 pm

The 24-year-old has been on loan at Newport County in recent weeks, scoring five goals in four league games, including two against Luton in the Exiles 5-2 emphatic victory.

He has since returned to the Dons and played in the 3-0 defeat to Oxford United, but a statement on Town’s official website said: “Yesterday (Thursday) the Town officially ended their pursuit of AFC Wimbledon striker Christian Jolley, who will not be making a move to Kenilworth Road after the club withdrew its interest in the player.”

Prior to withdrawing their bid, Wimbledon assistant boss Neil Cox had said: “The bid is with the chairman. We (the coaching staff) have no idea what is happening as the chairman is dealing with it. I know the player has spoken to Luton but that is it.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Andre Boucaud will return to Kenilworth Road on Monday from Notts County after the 28-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Meadow Lane.

His immediate future remains unclear though as the former York player said: “I’m going back to Luton, but it’s not really something I want to do because they didn’t want me.

“I’ve not got anything against them, but I’ve been playing regularly in League One so why would I want to go back and play in the Conference?”

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