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Dons sign Crawley striker

31 January 2013

Gary Alexander makes Wimbledon loan move

We are delighted to announce the loan signing of Crawley Town’s Gary Alexander in a late beat-the-deadline swoop. 

The striker, who has scored almost 150 Football League goals during his career, has signed for AFC Wimbledon until the end of the season on loan.

Alexander’s capture is mission accomplished for Dons manager Neal Ardley, who has chased the striker’s signature throughout the January transfer window.

The Lambeth-born forward, who started his career at West Ham, has had spells at Hull City, Leyton Orient and Millwall. During his time with the latter club he scored twice in the 2008/09 League 1 play-off final, including one of the goals of the season at Wembley, but Millwall were eventually beaten 3-2.

Alexander moved onto Brentford and scored 21 goals in 62 games, before switching to Crawley in March last year and helping them to promotion to League 1.

Neal Ardley (pictured) said: “I played with Gary at Millwall and I know what a good player he is. He has had a bit of a lean spell at Crawley, but that has not detracted from his overall play. With his goals record and the character I know he is, everything added up to make it the right decision to bring him to Wimbledon.”

AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive, Erik Samuelson, said: “Neal has been on Gary’s trail for about five weeks and he has worked incredibly hard to make this signing happen. I am delighted for him that this has come off.”

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