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Stephen set for stadiummk return this Saturday

27 August 2015

Saturday will see a familiar face make a return to stadiummk.

Midfielder Stephen Gleeson moved to Birmingham City from the Dons in June 2014 but will be back in Milton Keynes this weekend when the Blues come to town for their first ever league fixture with the men from MK1.

Gleeson made 206 appearances during his time at stadiummk, which ranks him fifth in the Club’s all-time list behind Dean Lewington, Luke Chadwick, David Martin and Daniel Powell.

The tenacious midfielder initially joined the Dons on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in March 2009 before making the move permanent the following summer.

He featured 36 times during his first full campaign in Milton Keynes before hitting the 40 mark in 2010/11, helping Karl Robinson’s men reach the League 1 play-offs.

Gleeson remained a key first-team figure for the Dons the following season en route to a second play-off finish in the third tier – the Irishman also netted five goals that season, including a stunning strike away at Huddersfield Town.

In May 2012, he put an end to speculation linking him with a move away by signing a new two-year deal with the Club.

That season proved to be Gleeson’s most fruitful in terms of goals as he scored seven times in 37 games, with the most memorable goal – arguably of his Dons career as well – coming in the first ever meeting with AFC Wimbledon.

Gleeson added a further 42 appearances to his name in his sixth and final season with the Club before opting for a move to Championship outfit Birmingham City, where has been ever since.

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