AFC Wimbledon have rewarded Sean Kelly with a contract after a successful trial period, subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old defender has been capped by Scotland at U21s level and was a free agent after leaving St Mirren.

Kelly is seen as something as a utility man, although the Dons plan to field in predominantly at full-back, and featured at Woking on Friday night.

Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told Dons Player: “We wanted someone with flexibility and not someone who could only play in one position.

“We also wanted someone young who we could develop and make even better. Sean ticks those boxes because he can play left-back, centre-back, and he is 22.

“He has made almost 100 appearances in Scotland and in every training session and game I’ve not seen him have a bad one.

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“He has got a little bit of filling out to do, but I believe what makes a good football player is good decision-making throughout games.

“So far, Sean has not made many bad ones. He has shown me and the staff that his football intelligence is right up there.

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“He has also got a lovely left foot and he showed that with his set-pieces at Woking the other night. We think that he will be a really good addition.”

Should international clearance be granted, Kelly is free to be included in Saturday’s League One opener at Walsall.

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