AFC Wimbledon made it a dozen for the summer window as they acquire Connor Evans from Stockport County on deadline day agreeing to a season-long loan deal, according to the club’s official website.
It is not so much a Dirty Dozen, as each of the players that have been recruited so far have been the right fit for the Plough Lane outfit.
Evans was on the books of Bristol City in the Championship to start his career, but couldn’t break into the first team and had loan spells at Bath City in the National League South, and then Torquay United as they suffered relegation from the National League into the Southern division of the non-league pyramid. He did, however, help the team return to the top division.
Eventually, the midfielder found his way to Stockport County, where he has been for the last two seasons, but during that time he enjoyed a brief spell at Notts County. He has also amassed over 200 career appearances to date.
Now aged 26, Evans could be at the stage of his career where he will want more game time, and he has signed with the hope of doing just that. Johnnie Jackson was pleased to get the deal done.
“He’s a player that I’ve liked for a long time. He was part of the really successful Torquay team that Armani Little and Joe Lewis came from. He knows those guys and he was one of the most sought-after players in the National League when Stockport signed him. (He) can play across the front three positions. Left-wing, right-wing, can play as a 10. He will give us a creative spark at the top end of the pitch.”
Once again this looks like a solid signing for the Dons. An attack-minded player that can be rotated into the side, as well as a good cover for any injuries, or loss of form from the current frontmen, keeping them on their toes. With a dozen new men on the books, albeit some on loan, this has been a very good window for Jackson. Is there room for any more through the door?