Pell Becomes A Womble

Mon 28 Jan 2013
Author: Jamie Griffiths

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Hereford United have accepted an offer for Bulls midfielder Harry Pell.

The deal will see the midfielder join AFC Wimbledon immediately after the Bulls accepted an offer from the League 2 strugglers. 

Pell has made more than 50 appearances for United since joining, initially on loan, from Bristol Rovers and currently leads United's appearance charts this season with 30 outings in all competitions this season.

Harry passed a medical with Wimbledon on Monday morning.

Chairman David Keyte spoke exclusively to the Official Hereford United Website about the deal.

"There was considerable interest in Harry and we've turned down a number of offers from several clubs," he said.

"We're happy that we've done a good bit of business, and that it's a deal that will suit all parties."

The move will see Harry move closer to his Essex home, and also gives Harry a chance to return to the Football League.

"Once a realistic offer was put on the table we could not stand in Harry's way," added Keyte. "He has expressed a desire to return to the Football League, and with his contract expiring at the end of the season he would have been likely to have left.

"The deal also means we have lost one of the larger Football League wages, that would have continued through to June/July, it certainly helps on that front financially."

Keyte added: "We've not sold for the sake of selling, we have held out for an offer that we felt was acceptable, and we are confident that it is a deal that really does suit all parties.

"I'd like to place on record my thanks to Harry who has been a committed player since arriving, and wish him the best of luck at Wimbledon."

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