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Dons begin summer business

3 June 2016

MK Dons have started their summer recruitment by agreeing a deal to sign Ed Upson on a free transfer.

Upson will officially join the men from MK1 on a two-year contract on 1 July.

The 26-year-old played a pivotal role in Yeovil Town’s stunning promotion to the Championship in 2012/13, scoring the winning in their play-off victory semi-final success over Sheffield United.

He also scored the decisive goal in the Glovers’ first ever win in the second tier against Millwall, who moved quickly to sign him in January 2014.

Upson started his career at Ipswich Town and has also appeared for Barnet and Stevenage, while he has represented England at U17 and U19 levels. 

“It’s brilliant to be here,” he told mkdons.com. “I’ve admired the club for a long time now, I know a few of the boys and the manager made me feel wanted.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and I can’t wait to get going.”

He added: “It’s an ambitious club and the style of play is fantastic. I’m looking to get into the team, make my mark and show the fans what I can do.”

Karl Robinson told mkdons.com: “I tried to sign Ed before but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get a deal done at the time.

“He had offers to go back to the Championship so I’m delighted he’s decided to join us and I look forward to working with him.

“He’s the type of player that will suit our style very well, is the perfect age and has very good experience.”

He added: “This is the first step in our rebuilding process as we look to assemble the best possible squad for next season.”

Upson will meet his new team-mates in the final week of June as the squad report back for pre-season training.

Welcome Ed by sending him a message on Twitter - @edupson.

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