The 24-year-old defender was a trainee at West Bromwich Albion but never made a senior appearance for the Baggies. Instead, he gained first-team experience during loan spells at Hereford United and Barnet.
In August 2012, Downing signed for Walsall and quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the Banks’s Stadium.
He made a total of 183 appearances during his time with the Saddlers, helping them reach the League One play-offs in 2015/16, but left this past summer upon the expiry of his contract in favour of a move to Stadium MK.
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