Humphrys was not Dons' record-breaking bid

Stephen HumphrysStephen Humphrys
Stephen Humphrys
The Southend striker is heading to Rochdale

Stephen Humphrys was not the subject of Dons' transfer-record breaking bid as the Southend striker looks set for Rochdale.

The 22-year-old netted 11 goals in 35 games for Southend, but following their relegation to League Two, has been linked with moves away from Roots Hall, including Dons.

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Russell Martin though said Humphrys, who is likely to return to League One with Rochdale today, was not a part of his plans but believes he knows where the rumours developed from.

The Dons boss said: "He wasn't the subject of the record breaking bid. I know where it has come from. I think I know where it's come from: I'm good friends with his agent, I've known him a while and we were team-mates once. Stephen is a good player but he wasn't and hasn't been on the list for us."