AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has revealed the recent form of Robin Shroot has forced the club to reconsider the midfielder's future.

Shroot looked all set to leave the Dons after being loaned to fellow Ryman Premier outfit Harrow Borough following a contract dispute.

But Brown recalled the Northern Ireland U20 international after Shroot struck eight goals in his 11-game spell at Harrow over Christmas.

And he admitted that Shroot, who has scored in both appearances since returning to the Dons, was making the right impression.

Brown said: "Robin has done really well. He has been unlucky with injury since he has come back to us.

"But, in the games he has played, he has proved that he is capable at this level.

"We will definitely be talking to him about a new contract."

For his part, Shroot, who remembers playing with new Dons loan signing Alfie Potter in the Wimbledon Academy until Potter was released at the age of 14, is just happy to be doing his talking on the pitch.

He said: "My aim is to be playing professional football but, to be honest, I just want to be out on a pitch every Saturday.

"I am happy to be back at Wimbledon. We are a very confident dressing room at the moment and we still believe we can win the title."

Shroot struck an important second as the Dons maintained their title chase with a resounding 4-0 win over visitors Hastings United on Saturday, with the other goals coming from Sam Hatton, Steve Ferguson and an own goal.

And Brown insisted he had not given up hope of catching leaders Chelmsford City.

He added: "It's all about keeping up the pressure on Chelmsford at the moment.

"They have some difficult games still to play but, then again, so do we.

"I thought 4-0 flattered us a bit against Hastings.

"But we just have to keep winning our games and see what happens."

One definite area of concern for the Dons supremo, though, is his options up front.

Despite both Luis Cumbers and Romone Rose being in sparkling form, Brown is all too aware that with both at Kingsmeadow on loan deals the talent at his disposal could vanish overnight.

Brown added: "My fear is I could lose both of these guys.

"The young lads have done fantastically well since we brought them in.

"But both are on 24-hour recalls from their clubs so we could lose them and I can't do anything about that."

AFC Wimbledon travel to third-placed Hendon on Saturday for a promotion clash.

But Brown warned that anyone expecting a feast of free-flowing football is likely to be sorely disappointed.

He added: "Hendon are up there on merit and it is a difficult place to go, but we will go there with a positive attitude."