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Karleigh brings knowledge

3 July 2015

Defender has eyes on the prize again

New AFC Wimbledon centre-back Karleigh Osborne admitted he was a man in demand, but wants to recreate his League Two title days at Brentford with his new side.

Osborne completed a move from Steve Cotterill’s League One champions and JPT Trophy holders Bristol City to the Dons, where he will remain on loan until May 31, 2016.

The intimidating defender, who can also play right back, said: “There was a bit of interest from other clubs, the manager (Neal Ardley) wanted to talk to me and bring me down here, so I went and met him and he sold the club to me.”

and Neal showed me how he wanted to do things and how he wanted me to be involved.” “I think it’s a brilliant set up AFC Wimbledon have got,” he added in an interview to the new look Dons Player HD. “It’s a great club, great fan base

In 2009, Osborne was a key figure in Brentford’s title-winning squad and six years on he’s keen to bring that successful formula to Wimbledon.

“I’ve won League Two before, so I want to try and come here and hopefully bring that knowledge I’ve got of the league and experience through other leagues I’ve got as well to Wimbledon and get promotion.”

“I know Jake Reeves. (from his Brentford days), I know Bayo Akinfenwa and all the boys have been really welcoming.”

Photo of Karleigh Osborne in his Brentford days (Action Images)

The full interview with Karleigh Osborne is now available to Dons Player subscribers.

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