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Defender re-joins the Dons

28 June 2016

MK Dons has agreed a deal to sign former apprentice George Williams on a free transfer.

Williams, who can operate in either full-back position, will join the Dons on a two-year deal once his contract with Sky Bet Championship outfit Barnsley expires at the end of June.

The move sees the defender return to the Club where he spent four years as a youngster.

After leaving Stadium MK at the end of his scholarship period, Williams enjoyed spells at Worcester City and, most recently, the Tykes, with whom he helped achieve promotion from League One last season.

He becomes the Dons’ third signing of the summer, following on from Ed Upson and Paul Downing, who was brought in on Monday.

Williams told MK Dons PlayerHD: “It feels really good to be back. This is my hometown club – I’m over the moon to get this deal done.

“Me and the gaffer had a really good chat but he didn’t really have to sell it to me. I know the Club well from my time here as a youngster and ever since I left I’ve always checked up on how the Dons are doing.”

“It was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made, to come back here. There was a bit of interest in me but as soon as I knew MK Dons was interested in me, my mind was made up.”

Karl Robinson added: “It’s a really proud moment for me, signing George. 

“I released him four years ago and I’ll never forget it because he was really on the borderline. He listened to our advice, went away and did all the right things and now he’s back here – it’s almost a full circle for him.

“He’s come back really fit and I’m confident he’ll fit into the group perfectly.”

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