Don’s loanee likely to return to parent club Boro

AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has revealed he would like to keep loanee Charlie Wyke, but is struggling to find the funds to do so.

The 21-year-old joined on a one month loan form Middlesbrough and Saturday’s fixture at Oxford will mark the last of Wyke’s spell with the club.

The striker has scored one goal in his five appearances for The Dons and despite Ardley revealing he doesn’t have the funds needed to keep him, he has indicated he would like to see the Boro loanee remain at Kingsmeadow.

He said: “We will be speaking to Middlesbrough as we would love him to stay and believe Charlie would like to stay as well, but ultimately we have run out of money and that is the problem. We did not have much to play with in this window and we’ve got a couple of key players in.

“So we are in Middlesbrough’s hands. They have been great in letting us have him for a month and more or less waiving the wages, so we’ll speak to them again and see how it goes.”

Wyke is yet to feature for parent club Middlesbrough since signing a professional contract in 2011.