Next Game

Havant and W v AFC W'don

Friday, 01 August 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Last Game

Woking 1 - 3 AFC W'don

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Dons snap up Francomb

AFC Wimbledon have fought off strong competition to land former Norwich midfielder George Francomb on a permanent deal.

Last Updated: 26/06/13 at 20:34

George Francomb: Heading to Dons

George Francomb: Heading to Dons

Francomb, released by the Canaries this summer, spent three impressive months on loan with the Dons over the first half of last season.

Boss Neal Ardley duly made signing the 21-year-old one of his top priorities this summer and he has won the race for his signature ahead of a couple of League One clubs.

"We were very sorry to lose George when he went back to Norwich because he was probably the highlight for us in a struggling team at the time," Ardley told AFC Wimbledon's official website.

"I really enjoyed working with him then because you could see the quality he had.

"As soon as I knew the player would be leaving Norwich I threw my hat into the ring. I spoke to his agent in early May because I knew I would have to do a bit of work to get him. I had to try and put the budget in place so that we could make an offer that could bring George back here.

"I am delighted that George has joined and he is a great signing for the club."

And Francomb, himself, is targeting a promotion challenge next term after watching the Dons narrowly avoid relegation from League Two.

He added: "I did have a couple of League One clubs interested in signing me, but I wanted to come here.

"If I did not believe that Wimbledon had ambition then I would not have returned. Hopefully I can hit the ground running and we can be challenging at the other end of the table. I am delighted to have signed here and I cannot wait to get started."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

DJ Campbell among 13 men released from bail in spot-fixing probe

DJ Campbell is among 13 men released from bail as part of a spot-fixing probe by the National Crime Agency .

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property