AFC Wimbledon left-back Chris Hussey looks to have played his last game in Dons colours with the defender on the verge of a dream move to Championship side Coventry City.

Scouts from the Sky Blues have been tracking the 20-year-old for the past two months, with the potential switch gathering pace this week.

And Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has admitted he had little choice but to let Hussey leave.

He said: “The two clubs are in talks at the moment but I would not be surprised if Chris has gone before the weekend.

“When a chance like this comes along for a young player you have to let them go and we were never going to stand in his way.

“All we wanted was a reasonable offer and we have got that.

“We wanted an offer to reflect the time and effort this club has put into developing Chris as a player, and Coventry have offered that.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for Chris and if he does go I wish him all the best.

“He has progressed phenomenally in the past couple of years, and a lot of that is down to sheer hard work on his part.”

Chief scout for the Sky Blues is former Wimbledon legend Andy Thorn, known dearly to fans as part of the 1988 FA Cup-winning side.

But Brown revealed Thorn has not been the only interested spectator from outside the club at Kingsmeadow.

He added: “We have received quite a few enquiries for quite a few of our players, but until someone puts in a firm offer you do not take things too seriously.

“If I was to tell you about every scout that comes to the club to watch us play I would be giving you 30 names every week.

“But Coventry are the first side to come in with a serious bid since I came to Wimbledon and we have reacted accordingly.”

Hussey could be missing when Wimbledon host Kettering Town this weekend, and will almost certainly be gone before the Dons travel to Crawley Town in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round next week.

And Brown was in bullish mood after the draw for the final qualifying round pitted his side against fellow Blue Square Premier opposition.

He added: “It is not an easy tie, but there are more difficult games we could have got.

“One thing I can say is that we will be going all out for a win.

“We are a fan’s club and the two things the fans want is a run in the FA Cup and a run in the FA Trophy.

“For a non-league team there is nothing better than testing yourself against a league side and we want that opportunity this year.”