Callum Kennedy has returned to AFC Wimbledon after signing for the Dons for the second time in just over a year.
The 24-year-old first arrived at Kingsmeadow last summer but was released in May, until some barnstorming pre-season displays after recovering from an ankle injury convinced Dons boss Neal Ardley to hand him with a new deal.
Speaking to Dons Player, Ardley said: “I’ve been very impressed by Callum. We were just helping him out to get fit initially and we had a look at quite a few younger players. We kept a bit in our budget aside for a young defender to join the ranks, but none of them were anywhere near as good as Callum.
“Callum has got fitter in pre-season and he has really impressed me with his performances, particularly in the second-half at Havant & Waterlooville. That was the best I’d seen him play for a long time. Callum knows what he needs to do and where he fell short last time. He’s got the bit between his teeth now and I think I’m going to get a different animal that what I got last season.”
The former Reading youth team defender was a League Two champion with Swindon two years ago and has also worn the colours of Rotherham, Gillingham and Scunthorpe.