Jason Prior is set to begin life in the Football League – with AFC Wimbledon.
Less than a week after his Newcastle adventure came to an end, the Rocks’ top scorer is joining the League Two side on a two-and-a-half year deal, subject to a medical.
The Rocks will net more than the £12,000 Eastleigh were going to pay for him – but they have included a sell-on clause in the deal which could net them bigger money if Prior shines in the league and gets snapped up by a club higher up the ladder.
The Rocks management and fans – who have long been resigned to losing the man who scored 95 goals in 126 appearances for the club – are wishing Prior well and backing him to be a success with Wimbledon.
Find out the Rocks’ reaction to the deal and how they plan to fill the gap, with the full story in the Observer - out Thursday morning.