AFC Wimbledon have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Burnley winger George Porter.
The Chronicle exclusively revealed yesterday that the former Leyton Orient star was poised to moved to Kingsmeadow.
Dons boss Neal Ardley told Dons Player : “We tried to bring George in last season, but unfortunately Colchester came in for him and he went there.
“Simon Bassey also knew about George from the time when he was at Cray Wanderers and then Leyton Orient. When we heard there might be a chance of signing George I quickly got on the phone to my former team-mate Sean Dyche.
"After a couple of conversations, there was half a chance of it happening; we have kept driving until we got there.
“George is a Championship player who has played in League One with both Colchester and Leyton Orient.
"When Eddie Howe was Burnley manager he watched George play for an hour one time at Orient and offered him a three-year deal. He is not part of Burnley’s plans at the moment and that is great for us because the player is desperate to play football.
"George is from the London area and is coming back home; I think he will enjoy his football and that will show in his performances.
“George is very quick and direct; he will give us real high energy and creativity in the final third.
"This signing gives us really good options in wide areas; we already have Kevin Sainte-Luce, Chris Arthur, George Francomb and Luke Moore can also fill in there. Whether we play 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 we have players with pace who can dominate in one-on-one situations.”
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