Boss Gavin Cowan admits finances played a part in the decision to let goalkeeper Sheridan Martinez leave AFC Telford United, report the Shropshire Star.

The 25-year-old seemed on course to be the Bucks’ No.1 before the start of the season but Leicester loanee Max Bramley has been first choice.

Andy Wycherley came in too and, due to an injury, Martinez ended up behind him in the pecking order.

Cowan was firmly of the belief he needed to get minutes under his belt and, explaining the decision to let him depart the club rather than go out on loan, the Telford chief said: “Our budget will be one of the bottom five in the league, we have to remember that.

“Ultimately, having three keepers just isn’t feasible. With Shez, we’ve got to be cruel to be kind. He needs to play games.”

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