By Tim Dudding

Dean Wilkins has revealed that Bas Savage looks likely to leave the Albion, after failing to accept a new and further improved contract offer from the club this week.

The striker, whose current contract expires after Saturday's trip to Yeovil, threw his shirt into the away end at the final whistle after the 3-0 defeat at the Den.


Wilkins said, "It looks like he has refused our offer, so he'll be moving on.

"It's going to be a blow, but we have to make sure that we move on and that who ever comes in does an equal, if not better job.

"It's disappointing - but he's been made a good offer and I believe his agent feels he should be our player still. But the decision has been made and now we have to move on."

Meanwhile, David Martot's current deal is also due to expire after Saturday, while George O'Callaghan is set to return to Ipswich after the New Year's Day visit of Bournemouth.

Wilkins continued, "Things are a little bit up in the air, but hopefully they will be resolved over the next seven days. We want to try and make things happen quickly."

As for the match, Wilkins was obviously disappointed with the display, but has backed his squad to bounce back from the defeat.

"That was possibly one of the worst performances of the season, but what I would say is that I don't think we should get too carried away by this defeat.

"As well as we have done and as much progress as we have made, we've never gone overboard with the praise and adulation.

"I think it is very important now that we don't go overboard with the criticism over one defeat.

"These same players have performed fantastically well for our club, and they will go on to do that again in the future."