Why Darren Moore was happy to sanction Alfie May leaving Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore says the desire for ‘efficiency’ within his squad was one of the reasons behind allowing Alfie May to leave Doncaster Rovers this month.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 7:19 pm

May last week joined Cheltenham Town for an undisclosed fee, ending his three year stay at the club.

The forward had struggled for opportunities for minutes in recent months and had entered the final six months of his deal.

May’s departure reduces an already small senior squad further.

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But Moore said a number of factors led to all parties accepting the deal, including not wanting to stand in the way of May’s chance to get the opportunity to play regularly.

“It was the opportunity for Alfie, Alfie wanting the opportunity, we as a football club looking at the situation and identifying it,” Moore said when asked why he sanctioned the move.

“I’m not one that stands in people’s way.

“It was a perfect fit for Alfie. It was the perfect fit for us.

“All round it was an agreeable deal. It’s not just one way, it was agreeable by everybody in terms of him going there and us wishing him well.

“We move on.

“We’re trying to do something here and we’re trying to create a structure and a platform here.

“What we’re trying to do within that structure and platform is keep the team efficient and have things moving in the right direction.”

“We don’t take our eye off the ball but also at the right time if the right individuals come up to strengthen the squad further then we will strengthen.

“That is our goal at the football club at the moment."

Moore says May’s presence will be missed at the club.

“For Alfie and the family, we wish him really well going forward,” he said.

“It was a deal that suited all parties and he goes with our blessing to Cheltenham

“He’s been a great servant for the club and done wonderful when we was here.

“It’s the next chapter in his career.

“He’s a wonderful character and real affectionate person so he’ll be missed around the place.

“I speak on behalf of myself, the staff and all of the players - we wish him all the best going forward.”