Stuart Cash admits AFC Wimbledon’s horrendous end-of-season form will see a number of the squad shown the Kingsmeadow exit door over the summer.

Mere weeks after Terry Brown told the Wimbledon Guardian the Dons stars were playing for their futures, the club has responded with six defeats in nine games and just one goal in their past five encounters.

And Cash reveals that will signal the end of the road for a number of fan favourites.

He said: “It has been very disappointing.

“As a footballer there is nothing bigger than playing for your future and far too many of the players have simply not responded.

“Terry made everybody very aware that although we could no longer make the play-offs there was still plenty to play for with regards contracts for next season.

“But a lot of the players have not reacted and in a way it has made the decision very easy.

“The way the season has ended it will be a lot easier now to sit down with people in the next two or three weeks and say thanks but no thanks.”

Wimbledon’s dismal run continued with a 1-0 home defeat to relegation threatened Tamworth on Tuesday night.

The Dons head to Gateshead for their final Blue Square Premier fixture this weekend, and Cash is hoping for a better outcome.

He added: “We have completely lost our edge.

“Ever since we missed out on the play-offs we have slipped off the pace, but that should not be an excuse.

“It is a lack of mental strength and a lack of pride in your performance and that is frustrating.”

Before the Tamworth clash Danny Kedwell was announced as both Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year.

And the Dons assistant boss reckoned the 21-goal striker deserved all the plaudits.

Cash added: “Danny has been the catalyst for our season.

“He has played up front with four different partners and performed week in, week out.

“He works so hard and the fans recognise that.

“I think the fans also deserve massive credit for the way they have stuck by us and if they keep believing we will give them a team they deserve next season. ”