DIALLANG Jaiyesimi's sale to Charlton Athletic was simply down to the player's release clause being met, according to Swindon Town assistant manager, Tommy Wright.

The Town assistant claimed Swindon were powerless to stop the sale going through and no one at the County Ground wanted to lose the winger.

The deal was completed late on Monday night, but Wright told Adver Sport that the club was first made aware of Charlton's interest early that morning.

Despite that, John Sheridan's men were only able to bring Swansea City winger Jordon Garrick as a replacement - following the loss of another key member of the squad in Kieron Freeman - late on deadline day.

Wright said: The thing with DJ was, he had a clause in his contract for a certain amount of money that if it was met, he could leave.

"There was nothing we could do about it. The thing I would say is that we didn't want to lose him, but once that clause was met by another club, he could leave.

"What I would say in our defence is, we got DJ on a free, we've worked very hard on him, he's improved and done very well for the club.

"The club has had a major, major investment for the time and the work that we've put into him."

Jaiyesimi played 44 times for Town over two spells, scoring eight goals and providing five assists.

Wright said the fact that the club received a reported six-figure fee for the 22-year-old was a huge positive, though he would rather have kept the winger around than had money in the bank.

Wright continued: "These things happen in football. The clause in the contract was quite a substantial amount, so the club covered itself financially.

"Of course, I'm disappointed because I'd rather have players than money. We thought he was progressing well.

"Obviously, he's seen the move as an opportunity to improve himself and he's gone, so we wish him all the best.

"But there wasn't a lot the club could do about the deal really."