Dons release four less than 24-hours after play-off exit

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KARL Robinson has wasted no time in swinging the axe, releasing four first-team players less than a day after Dons’ dramatic play-off defeat to Peterborough..

The departures of back-up goalkeeper Stuart Searle, defender Jude Stirling and utility man Danny Woodards don’t come as a huge surprise, but also told his future is away from stadium:mk is Sean O’Hanlon.

The 28-year-old centre-back played 86 minutes at London Road on Thursday night, but is today starting his search for a new club, while it’s thought that Woodards has actually rejected the offer of a new contract, with several other clubs already showing an interest.

All four with officialy leave at the end of their contracts in June, and for O’Hanlon it will be the end of a five-year stay in Milton Keynes after signing from Swindon Town in the summer of 2006. He’s made 181 appearances and scored 17 goals for Dons in that time, but has been deemed surplus to requirements by Robinson.

The Dons boss said: “Sean has been a phenomenal servant to this football club. He’s a great character and has played a huge part in writing successful chapters into the history books of the club. Telling him he was a free agent is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do as a manager.”