Jackson - Oakes Can Leave

Last updated : 29 May 2009 By Gary Hutchinson

Jackson has admitted the below par midfielder could leave Sincil Bank if someone came in for him, despite having a year left to go on his contract.

Since the return of fans favourite Richard Butcher and the performances of Scott Kerr it would seem that Oakes future is in doubt, despite starting last year as the apparent jewel in our midfield crown.

Its thought Oakes is one of the top earners at the club, a fact not lost on some fans who were more than disgusted with his half hearted and lazy displays towards the end of a disapointed season.

Jackson insisted he has received no offers for the 30-year-old, but hinted at the fact he would listen to other clubs and a fee may not be required.

"We'll have to wait and see what happens over the summer. Stefan's still under contract for another year, but if someone comes in for him, I would seriously consider letting him go."

Jackson also hinted perhaps Oakes hadn't lived up to his billing as 'able to peel oranges with his left foot', or that perhaps he was a drain on the wage bill by stating:

"At the moment he is part of the squad and there is nothing we can do."

Jackson softened the blow by adding:

"I wouldn't stand in his way if he wanted to go, but Stefan would have to agree to it because I really like him as a person."

However fans do not care whether or not a player is a nice person, and there is no room for sentiment in football, a fact shown by Ben Wrights departure to Macclesfield.