Louis Mendez reports that Thomas Sandgaard said there is an increase in Jake Forster-Caskey’s contract if he plays but that winning games and getting points is the priority, so the potential increase does not impact selection.
He said Ben Garner has no instruction from him on whether or
not to play Jake. He said the fact JFC hasn’t been playing has nothing to do
with the clause in the contract but instead is based on the manager selecting a
team that he feels is best for each specific game.
I don’t find this convincing and fans have suspected it to be the case for some time. If one player costs more to play, this is bound to have an influence on the manager's decisions.