The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Char­lie Peat

CAL­LUM Kennedy in­sists now is the right time to end his AFC Wim­ble­don ca­reer fol­low­ing three sep­a­rate spells at the club.

The 28-year-old de­fender helped the club earn pro­mo­tion to League One in 2016 be­fore play­ing last sea­son with Ley­ton Ori­ent.

But now Kennedy, who orig­i­nally signed in 2013, is leav­ing Kingsmeadow after his con­tract ex­pired.

He said: “I don’t think I will be com­ing back for a fourth or fifth time! It seems an ap­pro­pri­ate time to move on with the club be­ing safe in League One. Hope­fully, the club can go on to do bet­ter things.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing to be leav­ing be­cause I love the club but, at the same time, it’s all good.

“I had a chat with the man­ager (Neal Ard­ley) and I’m look­ing for­ward to mov­ing on now and find­ing an­other club. It has been a roller­coaster for me but a very pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Kennedy is among nine play­ers re­leased by the Dons, in­clud­ing cap­tain Barry Fuller, 33.

GONE: Cal­lum Kennedy

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