Jenkins set to leave Ton
Published: 10 May 2011 12:001 comment
ALLAN Jenkins has rejected the offer of a new contract at Morton in favour of a more lucrative deal at another club.
The free-scoring midfielder was offered a new Ton deal after his excellent form this season, which saw him pick up a glut of supporters' club awards at the weekend.
But Jenkins has agreed to join an un-named club and will leave Cappielow when his current deal comes to an end on 15 May.
And while Moore admitted it will be difficult to replace the former Stranraer man, he praised Jenkins for his performances.
Moore, pictured, told the Tele last night: "Allan Jenkins has accepted an offer elsewhere, but I would like to say he has done a good job for me this year.
"He has left on a high as he has won a few player of the year awards and I've been delighted with his effort.
"It might have been a factor that we can't offer him the same sort of money he was on before, and it's disappointing he has decided to go elsewhere, but that's football.
"It might be hard to replace him in the middle of the park because of his goals, but we wish him all the best."
Moore is still waiting on a response from midfielders Fouad Bachirou and Carlo Monti - both of whom have been offered new terms.
Bachirou has recently revealed he is homesick for his native France, but the Ton boss is still hopeful the former PSG youth will extend his stay in Scotland.
He said: "We've given Fred the best offer we can, it's in our wage bracket and we won't break that for one player, and we're hopeful he'll sign.
"He's got an agent in France who he is going to speak to and we're hopeful he will come back and sign on the dotted line.
"You would think another year with us would benefit him, but we're not going to break the wage structure for one player."
Monti is another who is yet to commit his future to the club - and Moore has warned there is a time limit on how long he will allow a player to wait.
He said: "Carlo has been given a good offer but he's not getting forever to think about it.
"We've put a deadline on it for two weeks and we're hopeful of getting an answer before then.
"At the end of the day if they are taking more than two weeks to think about it then I don't think they are committed to Morton Football Club."
Meanwhile, Moore has confirmed his interest in bringing Ross County striker Paul di Giacomo to the club.
He added: "He is one we are interested in, but we still have a few things to sort out with our own players, and we want to do that before we move for others."