Former Leeds United midfielder told he is not in head coach’s plans

Simon Walton makes way for Jimy Smith for Crawley Town against Oxford United, 9th April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160904-224228008
Simon Walton makes way for Jimy Smith for Crawley Town against Oxford United, 9th April 2016. (c) Jack Beard SUS-160904-224228008

Simon Walton has been told he is not Dermot Drummy’s plans at Crawley Town despite being under contract.

The former Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle midfielder has a year left to run on his contract at Reds.

He made 39 appearances at the League Two club last season and scored four goals having penned a two-year deal in the summer, having arrived from Stevenage.

However, head coach Drummy has told the 28-year-old he can leave if he finds a new club.

Drummy said: “I spoke to Simon and your are not in my plans, not in a rude way and he said, ‘thank-your for your honesty’.

“If Simon can find another club then I can give him that option. If he is here, then he is here, he is on a contract, but he wasn’t actually in my plans.

“I sat him down and was very straight with him.”

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