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Terry signs new goalkeeper

8 August 2012

Mikhael signs on the dotted line

Terry Brown has completed his search for another goalkeeper with Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz having this evening signed on the dotted line.

The Dons boss has this time decided to sign the Venezuelan on a permanent basis a year after Mikhael had a trial spell with AFC Wimbledon.

"Mikhael trained with us last year and played in the Fulham pre-season game," said Terry Brown. "I could not get him in then because we already had Jack Turner. But we have kept tabs on him since then. He has played in the Football League with Aldershot and our goalkeeping coach Paul Priddy knows him well."

Mikhael goes straight into the squad for tonight's pre-season friendly against Portsmouth after signing for AFC Wimbledon.

Mikhael's first taste of English football after leaving Venezuela behind was a success as he established himself as number one at Aldershot. Ironically, the 28-year-old joined the Shots just after Terry Brown left to become manager here in 2007. Mikhael played in the Football League with Aldershot, but he went back to Venezuala after being released by the club in 2010. Though Mikhael re-signed for Aldershot again, he was released in 2011 and he spent last season at Blue Square South side Dover Athletic.

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