Wimbledon keeper Ian Feuer has been told by manager Terry Burton that he has no future at the club.

The 30-year-old, who has been at Selhurst Park for two years, is one of 18 Dons players who will be out of contract at the end of this season .

But together with Gareth Ainsworth, Dean Blackwell and Neal Ardley, Feuer has been told he will not be offered a new contract because of the club's poor financial situation.

"It's sad because I don't want to leave the club," said the popular 6ft 6ins American. "But that's football.

"The only thing I can do now is give my best for Wimbledon and hope another club wants to sign me."

A move to another club is vital for Feuer, whose Belgian wife Tryi gave birth to a boy, Aidan, at the end of January.

"It's important that I find a new club. I have a family now and they need support," he said. "A move to a club quite close to where I live would be useful."

Meanwhile, on the pitch, Wimbledon's chances of a place in the play-offs will be sorely tested on Saturday when they play host to high-flying West Bromwich Albion.

But the Dons go into the contest full of confidence following their superb 1-0 win at Millwall last Saturay.

Kevin Cooper's goal was enough to earn all three points for Burton's men, who are now 11 points behind sixth-placed Coventry with a game in hand.

But Wimbledon will need to find the net more often if they are to move up the Division One table.

Burton said: "The reason we are not higher is that we have not turned possession into goals.

"We have only lost one game in 10 and have drawn three that we really should have won.

"There are plenty of points to play for and we will keep going until it is impossible for us not to reach them."

February 27, 2002 10:30