MK Dons have signed experienced defender Mathieu Baudry on a free transfer.
Baudry, 30, moves to Stadium MK after leaving Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers in June. He becomes Paul Tisdale’s eighth signing of the summer.
“I’m delighted to be here,” the centre-back told iFollow MK Dons. “I’m really looking forward to the season - it’s going to be tough but exciting.
“This is an ambitious club and Stadium MK is a place you always want to come and play at. This club has always been known for playing an attractive brand of football too so I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
“I always had it in my mind that Tis is a manager I really want to work for. I knew I would always like to play for him because the way he plays and sets-up is something that suits me.”
Born in the French city of Le Havre, Baudry began his football career with Troyes but moved to England in January 2011, signing with then-Sky Bet League One club AFC Bournemouth.
He spent 18 months with the Cherries before joining Leyton Orient, with whom he made 157 appearances and scored 10 goals.
The central defender spent the last two seasons with Doncaster Rovers and in 2016/17 helped Donny achieve promotion from Sky Bet League Two. He found the net six times in his 48 games for the Yorkshire club.
Paul Tisdale said of his new signing: “Mathieu is a player who will add experience to our backline.
“He’s captained in Sky Bet League One before and he’s been a consistent performer over the last seven or eight years. He is also a right-sided centre back so will bring some balance to what we’ve already got here. I’m very much optimistic about his contribution.”
“The defence is an area I have really wanted to strengthen. The games have already demonstrated to me that our backline could be a real strength for us, especially with the way we want to play. I wanted to strengthen that further with some depth and experience.”