WREXHAM have been branded "dishonest" by the Trinidad and Tobago FA for not releasing defender Dennis Lawrence for a pre-season tour of the Far East.
It is also understood Wrexham would not allow the 29-year-old to sign his new three-year deal if he embarked on the tour, instead suggesting the player should put pen to paper on his return.
A TTFA official claimed a request to release Lawrence was sent two weeks before the trip. However, Wrexham argue they could only think about letting Lawrence go once he had recieved his work permit, which they didn't get until the first week of July, claiming it was then too late to release him.
Birmingham City are also embroiled in the row for not releasing striker Stern John for the matches against Thailand and South Korea.
A TTFA spokesman said: "We are very disappointed with the attitude of the professional clubs. What was also distressing this time was the level of dishonesty in which the issue was handled.
"We know for a fact that the letters were delivered within the stipulated Fifa timeframe and we have evidence of that. But the clubs are insisting they could only deal with them at the very last minute."
The spokesman added: "One club actually threatened a player that if he came to represent Trinidad, he would not be able to sign a new contract and that sort of attitude is appalling. We will be pursuing the matter.
"The same clubs that will do everything to stop a player from representing Trinidad will beg you to select the same player tomorrow when his work permit has to be renewed.
"It is so hypocritical because the only way they could recruit an overseas player is when they represent their country. So why should they want to stop him and threaten to withdraw his contract?"
The Dragons insist they did not reply to the TTFA because of the confusion over Lawrence's employment situation. They also wanted the defender, already involved in four summer international fixtures, to have a rest.