AFC Wimbledon boss Johnnie Jackson has insisted that he is under ‘no pressure’ to sell any of his players this summer, amid ongoing interest from League One side Bristol Rovers for midfielder Luke McCormick.
McCormick has already played for Bristol Rovers back in the 2020/21 season on loan from Premier League giants Chelsea.
He managed six goals and two assists in 42 outings for the Gas before being snapped up by AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer last summer. The 23-year-old has impressed with the Dons since too, netting eight goals and laying on nine assists in 47 appearances, though his efforts weren’t enough to stave off relegation.
Now the Gas have been linked with a move for the midfielder once again, with the 23-year-old missing Wimbledon’s opening game of the season due to the ongoing interest.
While Bristol Live are reporting that Rovers have already seen their first bid rejected by the Dons, for the midfielder who is said to be valued at around £200,000.
These claims have emerged during Jackson’s quotes on McCormick situation, where the Dons manager has admitted that the midfielder is attracting interest but he is under no pressure to sell this summer.
Speaking to South London Press, Jackson said: “There is no pressure for us to sell any of our players.
“I’m not under any pressure as a manager to sell any players or to play any players – I’m being given the freedom to manage it how I see fit. Football is football, and everyone has a valuation and number – your decision process goes from there. At the moment, there is no decision to make.”
It seems if Bristol Rovers are keen on getting their man then they will need to stump up the cash as it looks as though AFC Wimbledon are in no rush or demand to sell their key stars this summer.