DONS CLOSE IN ON SHIPPERLEY
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dons manager Terry Burton has revealed that he is determined to bring the former Crystal Palace hit-man back to Selhurst Park in a £750,000 deal, with a medical due to take place this week.
"Neil is a player that is a proven goalscorer at this level, having scored 14 times for Barnsley last season," said Burton.
"He is also a big man who holds the ball up well and I am still confident we can get him.
"You can never have too many strikers and, if there is one available at the right price, and I think he can improve the squad, then I am always interested."
Meanwhile, the move for Connolly has angered AZ Alkmaar who believed they had signed the player on a three-year contract.
As previously reported by planetfootball.com, AZ are furious at the developments and have contacted the KNVB in a bid to block the move to London.
"We are not looking for any kind of claim," said director Jan Kasper. "We just want Connolly to keep his part of the deal.
"What happened now is just impossible."