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Dons grab goalkeeper Nicholls

3 August 2016

MK Dons have signed Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Lee Nicholls on a free transfer.

Nicholls, 23, has penned a two-year deal with the Club, which will keep him at Stadium MK until June 2018.

The Liverpudlian stopper has played for the likes of Wigan, Accrington Stanley, Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers during his career and has kept an impressive 27 clean sheets in 90 career appearances – one in every three appearances.

He has League One experience and has also featured in the Championship and Europa League.

After completing his move, Nicholls told “I’m over the moon. There were a couple of clubs interested but I feel MK Dons are going in the right direction – it was a no brainer for me.

“I wasn’t really getting a chance at Wigan - I want to play games, so all I can do is work hard and really push for playing time.”

On what he can bring to the team, Nicholls added: “I like to be dominant and when I play football, I like to be aggressive - my stature and my size really helps with that.”

Karl Robinson said of his new signing: "I worked with him at Liverpool when he was a central-midfield player and he came back two years later as a goalkeeper.

"He's someone who I'm really excited about. He's six-foot-five and his feet are outstanding. (Andy) King used to tell me every Saturday when he was manager of Northampton, that he was brilliant. I also spoke to Tim Flowers as well and he raved about him.

"Every player needs to be pushed and he'll definitely add to the competition at the goalkeeper position."

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