We are delighted to announce that left-back Jon Meades has today committed his future to AFC Wimbledon.
Jon has made 126 appearances for the Dons during two spells and assistant manager Neil Cox said it was important to keep him at the club for a number of reasons.
"He has been a good player for us over the years and he is great around the place too," said Neil. "We were desperate for 'Meadesy' to sign and we're glad that it's been sorted out now. We are over the moon, as players and staff, because we all really like him. He can play in a number of positions and he is still progressing as a player too. 'Meadesy' has been unlucky with injuries, but hopefully he is over them now. He has come in with a smile on his face in training this week and the way he has worked this week has been excellent.
"What is really good about 'Meadesy' is that he does his job very professionally, but he helps others to do their jobs as well. He tells other people what to do on the pitch and that's what we are looking for. He is one of those players who wears his heart on his sleeve and we love that. We are making a few changes for next season, but we wanted to keep Jon because he is an excellent professional. Hopefully, a few more signings will be on the way and we will have a good squad of 19/20 players fighting for the 11 shirts."
The 26-year-old, who started his second spell here back in 2015, has played a key part in establishing Wimbledon as a League One club. Jon's previous loan spell at Wimbledon in 2012/13 ended with a dramatic League Two survival on the final day of that season and a Young Player of the Year award. Jon made 30 appearances in all competitions last season and a winner against his old club Oxford United in March was a vital goal during the run-in to help Wimbledon stay up.