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Mason joins MK Dons

Full-back arrives on a free transfer...

18 March 2022

MK Dons have signed full-back Brandon Mason on a free transfer.

Mason, 24, has been a free agent since leaving Coventry City, with whom he played 46 times and won the Sky Bet League One title.

The Watford Academy product, who has spent time training with the Dons this season, also has two Premier League appearances to his name from his time as a Hornet.

He will wear the number 31 shirt. The deal is subject to clearance from the football authorities.

“I’m over the moon to get this deal done,” Mason told iFollow MK Dons in his first interview with the Club. “I am excited about the opportunity as the Club is in a really positive place.

“I know the guys from having a few days training here and there is definitely a positive atmosphere as well as a strong team cohesion and togetherness. After coming into the dressing room, I instantly knew that this was somewhere I wanted to be.

“During my time out of the game, I have learnt a lot about myself and how I can improve. It has put me in better stead because I have been able to work on certain areas of my game, which I’m ready to express when I get the opportunity on the pitch.”

Mason came through the Academy set-up at Watford before turning professional ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. He made his Premier League debut that season and went on to play four times in total for the Hornets before spending time out on loan with Dundee United.

Leaving Vicarage Road in June 2018, Mason soon joined Coventry City and across his three first two seasons with the Sky Blues, he totalled 45 appearances and helped them win the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One title.

Mason moved on loan to St. Mirren last season and played 13 times for the Scottish Premiership outfit, including a full 90 minutes in an impressive 3-2 win over eventual title winners Rangers.

The full-back left Coventry City that summer and has been patiently waiting for his next opportunity, which will now come at Stadium MK with MK Dons.

Sporting Director Liam Sweeting said: “We are delighted to welcome Brandon to the Club for the remainder of the season, as we look to ensure we give ourselves the very best opportunity of achieving our targets.

“Brandon trained with us for a short period earlier this season and showed excellent professionalism and commitment to become part of our squad. He has a good relationship with some of our players so should slot in seamlessly and be ready when required.”

Head Coach Liam Manning added: “Brandon is a good addition to the squad. He is someone we got to know while he was training with us earlier this season and he immediately stood out in terms of his character and personality.

“On the pitch, he fits the bill in terms of what we require of a wing back. He’s got high energy, pace and a solid left foot. He hasn’t played in a little while but he looks fit and he’s raring to go.”

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