Wimbledon sign defender

AFC Wimbledon have signed Birmingham left-back Steve Seddon on loan for the remainder of the season.

The twenty-one-year-old spent the first half of the season at Stevenage, making twenty-five appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals for the Hertfordshire outfit.

His impressive displays in League Two created a lot of interest in the young defender, but he admitted once he knew of Wimbledon’s interest the decision was an easy one. Speaking via the club’s website he explained, “A few clubs were sniffing around, but I heard Wimbledon were interested, so I told the people involved that I wanted to go to Wimbledon. I think it will be a good club for me.”

Wally Downes was pleased with the signing with the club moving quickly to replace Ben Purrington who returned to parent club Rotherham United last week and immediately signed a fresh loan deal with Charlton Athletic.

Also speaking to the club website, Downes said “Glyn was right on this from the early part of the week after Ben left. We knew we had to act quickly because if something happened to Tyler Garratt, we would have had no cover whatsoever. It was great to get it over the line. He scores goals, which was the thing that really jumped out at me! He’s good at defending, but he’s also good at getting up the pitch. His deliveries into the box are very good, and he’s a tenacious player.”

Seddon started his career with Reading’s academy, before making the switch to Birmingham City in 2014. He is yet to make a full appearance for the Blues.

Downes was quite clearly delighted at the signing, telling the South London Press “He did half a season at Stevenage and performed very well. They were desperate to keep him. He wants to further his career by going up a division. We’re more than happy to get him in.”

AFC Wimbledon are currently bottom of League One and entertain promotion-chasing Barnsley on Saturday.


Our View

Seddon was highly thought of at Stevenage and looks like a good acquisition for the South London club. However, the Dons will need to sign more firepower in attacking positions this January if they are to score enough goals to maintain their League One status.

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