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Otsemobor departs stadiummk

8 January 2014

MK Dons can confirm defender Jon Otsemobor has today left the Football Club by mutual consent.

Otsemobor, 30, returned to the Dons on Monday following a short loan spell at Sky Bet League 1 rivals Tranmere Rovers but, after meeting with manager Karl Robinson, the right-back has this afternoon become a free agent with immediate effect.

A former Liverpool trainee, Otsemobor will be fondly remembered by Dons supporters for his winning goal in the first ever meeting with AFC Wimbledon last season. With just minutes remaining, the defender lobbed goalkeeper Neil Sullivan with a cheeky back-heel to secure the famous 2-1 victory.

Speaking to mkdons.com, the man labelled ‘The Heel of God’ by some sections of supporters said: “From the fans, to the manager, to the players; I’ve loved every minute of my time here.

“I am disappointed to be leaving because despite having been with a few teams in my career, MK Dons is one of the only clubs I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being at. There are some great lads here, the training is different and enjoyable and the fans have been brilliant too.

“Of course, that goal against AFC (Wimbledon) will probably go down as one of the best I’ve ever scored because of the timing and the occasion. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

Otsemobor made a total of 53 appearances for the Club after joining on a free transfer in July 2012. 

After establishing himself as the Dons’ first-choice right-back in 2012/13, the Liverpudlian suffered a frustrating injury in August and has been limited to just eight League starts behind Lee Hodson this season. 

Dons manager Robinson added: “I’d like to publically thank Jon for his efforts and endeavours, while at the Football Club.

“We can’t afford to carry three right-backs and we’ve got Lee and George who are younger, fresher and part of the long-term development of the Club. The future lies with those two and Semy understands that.

“He’ll always hold a place in all of our hearts for his goal against AFC (Wimbledon). We’ll all tell our kids about his goal and he will always be a part of the Club’s history.”

The Club would like to thank Jon for his contributions during his time with the Football Club and wish him all the best for the future.

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