Flying winger Michael McIndoe is on his way out of Huish Park after what appears to be a terminal row with manager Gary Johnson.
Rumours have been rife for a while that all was not completely well in the relationship between the manager and McIndoe and the pair were said to have clashed again on the Belgian tour last week. The club have now announced that Macca has gone on the transfer list at his own request. A strongly worded statement on the club's official site reads as follows:
"Unfortunately Michael McIndoe no longer wants to play at Yeovil Town Football Club. He believes it is time to move onto a higher standard. He is of the opinion that YTFC's current status is below his ability and thinks he should be playing first division football. This is a very difficult and disappointing situation for the club but Michael and his advisors have decided now is the time to move on.
"He has been a good player and a good servant to the club but he has
taken advice from outside the club and made his intentions clear.
"Michael had a good season but has been expressing his desire to leave
the club for some time. We have tried to change his views but he is quite
adamant about a move.
"We have reluctantly placed Michael on the transfer list and a fee will
The statement from the club goes on to point out that the agent who engineered Anthony Tonkin's controversial move to Stockport last season is the same person who Macca now appears to be taking advice from.
Manager Gary Johnson didn't mince his words either. Speaking to the official site Johnson said: ""I'm really gutted that the situation has come to this. Sometimes people seem to trust outsiders more than they trust insiders which is really disappointing. As a club we have done everything for him and had two great seasons together and you would have expected him to follow that through in Division Three but he has decided he wants to further his career at another club. We are in the midst of all our pre-season preparations and I want to be able to focus my mind onto the other twenty very very good professionals at this club."
Ciderspace understands that Macca has been told to stay away from the club on full pay until his situation is sorted out for good. All ongoing contract negotiations with him have stopped and any offers made to him previously by the club have been withdrawn. There are said to be 5-6 clubs bidding for him, the favourites at the moment being Crewe Alexandra. More on this story as we get it......
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