Manager Micky Adams has said that defender Clayton McDonald will receive no special treatment from the club after the 23 year-old was cleared of raping a 19-year-old girl.
Adams told the Sentinel that the defender must now draw a line under his off-field problems and concentrate on his game in order to secure a new contract at the club.
McDonald is one of a string of players who will be out of contract in the summer and in his absence rookie Joe Davis has impressed partnering John McCombe.
“Clayton stated all along that he was innocent and that’s been proven in court,” Adams told the Sentinel.
“What we have to judge him on now is his football ability and we’ll do that.
“It’s been difficult for Clayton, but I’ve never seen him shirk his responsibilities when he’s played.
“Now he’ll have to put it all behind him and get on with his football career.”