AFC Wimbledon’s new signing Lee Brown already had Dons connections – South London News

AFC Wimbledon’s new signing Lee Brown has revealed that his grandad used to support the Dons.

The 31-year-old made 111 appearances and scored six goals for Portsmouth.

“It’s a great story,” said Brown. “It’s massive. It’s so important to bring everyone together, no one can achieve anything on their own. It’s such a strong impact when everyone is connected, when everyone is together it’s such a strong bond and it’s how you get success for me.

“I live local and my grandad used to support Wimbledon, my father-in-law supported Wimbledon. I know the story well, I’m a local boy, as such, and I’m really excited to come.

“It feels good to come to a club with such great history. It’s one that I’ve watched from afar. Now that I’m in the building it’s something I want to get my teeth into and be a part of moving forward. There’s been a few twists and turns, but the transfer happened quite quickly. It’s over the line now and hopefully we can look forward.

“Mark Robinson’s attention to detail stood out for me. I met him during the week, and we went through presentations. This included what he expected from me.

“There was also a little bit about the lads we’ve got here and the history of the club, which I knew about anyway, but I was really impressed and there are exciting times ahead.

“It’s such a lovely stadium here and an amazing achievement for everyone involved, it’s the basis of a good football club to get a new stadium and hopefully we can kick on from there as a platform.”

Dons head coach Mark Robinson added: “I’m really pleased. Lee is going to be an important signing for us. After we lost Ollie, the recruitment panel asked if we needed a bit of experience for the squad.

“We’re looking for a forward option as well, but with the money from Ollie’s transfer we needed a bit of experience in a key area, and I felt that Lee would be the right man. After hearing he was available I spent two or three hours with Lee – and I think he’s absolutely the right person. He will provide exactly the sort of experience that we want.”

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