Wimbledon make it a January treble
AFC Wimbledon today completed their third January transfer window signing with Harry Pell having signed on the dotted line from Hereford United.
The 21-year-old, a 6ft 4 inch midfielder who started his career at Charlton Athletic, has signed for an undisclosed sum after passing a medical this morning.
After leaving the Addicks in 2010, Pell (pictured above with Neil Cox and Simon Bassey) gained Football League experience with Bristol Rovers and made a bright start as he was awarded the club’s young player of the year. However, he joined Hereford in July 2011 after impressing during a previous loan spell and Pell’s form this season in the Conference has had scouts flocking to Edgar Street.
Speaking to Dons Player, Neil Cox, Wimbledon’s assistant manager, said: “We knew that four or five clubs were having a look at Harry and we are really pleased to get his signature. Hopefully, he will add a bit more pace and aggression to the midfield and give us a different option. We are trying to bring a couple more in before the deadline finishes. With the new players that we now have in the squad, places are up for grabs and it is good for competition.”
Pell, who was raised in Tilbury, Essex, told Dons Player that a combination of his admiration for the club and a family illness made it an easy decision to join once Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley expressed an interest in signing him.
“Stepping back into the Football League is a big factor for me and I really like this club,” he said. “I have been along to watch Wimbledon play before and played against the club for Hereford. With the history of Wimbledon, it is massive for me to come and play here. I have also heard good things about the Wimbledon manager and players such as Neil Sullivan. I cannot wait to get going here.”
Dons Player subscribers can find out more about why Harry Pell signed for AFC Wimbledon in a video interview on our premium site, along with the thoughts of Neil Cox on his signing.