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Hodson completes Dons switch

23 July 2013

Lee Hodson has today completed his move to Milton Keynes Dons from Watford as a free agent.

The right-back agreed terms with the Dons over the weekend and subsequently featured in their 1-1 pre-season friendly draw against Plymouth Argyle.

Hodson returned to stadiummk today (Tuesday) to put pen to paper on a one-year deal with a further one-year option. The 21-year-old becomes Karl Robinson’s fourth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Patrick Bamford, Ben Reeves and Jason Banton.

The Borehamwood-born defender is now keen to settle into life with his new Club and has vowed to give 100 per cent every time he pulls on the Dons’ colours.

Speaking to Hodson said: “The Club caught my eye because of the way the team plays football and the expectations that they have here to push for promotion. Every play aspires to get promotion and that is what this Club wants too. I’m looking forward to playing my football here.

“The way that the Gaffer wants to play is with the ball on the floor and that is how I believe the game should be played, when I was at Watford that is how Zola wanted to play so I am used to that style and hopefully I can play how the manager wants and be successful as well.

“I always give 100 per cent; whatever the circumstances are in each game I will always give it my best. I like to get forward as a defender but I also think 1v1 I am quite strong in defence. I just want to give the fans as much as possible and do well for the Club and make it a successful season.”

Hodson had the opportunity to get to know his new team-mates on Sunday when he featured for 80 minutes against Plymouth and he will have the chance to impress the fans on Wednesday when the Dons take on Rayo Vallecano. 

He added: “It was nice to be back involved with football; it was my first game of pre-season so I was surprised I last 80 minutes but it was a good feeling to be out there. It is a fresh start for me now; it’s about me getting ft for the start of the season now.

“Playing against different teams from different countries can always benefit your own development. You’re playing against different players from big, competitive Leagues and I think their style will suit us because it’s how we want to play our football. I think it will be a good footballing game on Wednesday.”

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