*BS*TONY BROWNE wants to stay at Crabble next season – despite speculation linking him to a move elsewhere.

*BF*The popular defender will have his testimonial match a week on Saturday at Crabble – and after that will talk to club officials about next season.

He said: “I’ve not looked ahead yet but, of course, I want to be a Dover player next season.

“This is a great club and is the most professionally run side at this level – and is even better run than some Third Division clubs I know.

“We’re all still hurting after losing the play-off semi-final to Hastings. Everyone at the club is gutted about the result and having to contemplate another season in Ryman One.

“However, I am sure once the dust has settled and the management have made their decisions we’ll all know where we stand very soon. I am certainly hopeful of staying at the club.”

He added: “I feel we let down the fans big-time on Tuesday. We wanted to win them promotion – and it’s hard to take at the moment.”

Tony Browne talks to me in a special 17-minute interview, looking back at his time at the club and talks about his testimonial game. The interview will be availabe either later tonight or tomorrow morning (Friday) on DAFCradio.