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#OnThisDay: Seano signs from Swindon

A look back at the Dons career of Sean O'Hanlon, who joined MK Dons on this day in 2006...

6 July 2020

On this day in 2006, MK Dons signed defender Sean O'Hanlon from Swindon Town.

The Liverpudlian, then 23, quickly established himself in Martin Allen's starting XI and would help the Dons reach the League Two Play-Offs at the end of the 2006/07 season.

O'Hanlon would play a starring role the following campaign, featuring 51 times as Paul Ince's side won both the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and the League Two title.

The defender scored one of his five goals that season in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final win over Grimsby Town at Wembley which secured the Club's first ever title. He also netted a dramatic, and important, late equaliser against Wycombe Wanderers in the penultimate month of the season.

Despite another new manager arriving at Stadium MK for the 2008/09 campaign, O'Hanlon remained a permanent fixture in defence, totalling 44 games as the Dons just missed out on automatic promotion to the Championship.

The Everton Academy product would miss out on the play-offs that year due to a knee injury which also sidelined him for the majority of the 2009/10 season.

Returning to action in March 2010, O'Hanlon would tally another 38 appearances for MK Dons during the 2010/11 season before he departed Stadium MK following the play-off defeat to Peterborough United.

In total, O'Hanlon played 182 times for MK Dons across five seasons with the Club. He ranks 10th all-time in the Club's list of appearance makers, but is the most capped central defender.

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