Dons push through loan deal for Birmingham keeper Trueman

AFC Wimbledon have signed Connal Trueman on loan – with our paper revealing back on July 24 that he was a target for the League One club.

The Birmingham City stopper featured 10 times in the Championship last season.

Dons manager Glyn Hodges told the club’s website: “Connal has been on my radar for a while.

“Kevin Hitchcock, who is a friend of mine and was goalkeeper coach at Birmingham when [Gianfranco] Zola was manager, told me about Connal a long time ago.

“When he became available we took the opportunity to sign him and we are delighted to have him on board.

“Connal is at a great age and he could potentially end up being the Birmingham number one so we have got him at a good time and he’s hungry to do well. He is forging a career for himself and if he comes here and does well for himself it will be great for both parties.”

Trueman said: “Everything that comes with the new stadium at Plough Lane is a massive draw. When you look at the plans, it looks like it is going to be a great stadium, so that was definitely a massive pull for me.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and doing the business. In the last couple of years the club has done really well to stay in the division, but now we are looking to kick on a bit.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to so far has got a really good energy about them and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

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