Glyn Hodges has moved swiftly to bolster AFC Wimbledon's defensive options by completing a loan deal for Brentford centre-back Mads Bech Sorensen.
The 21-year-old left sided centre-back fills the void left by Ryan Delaney's departure and Glyn Hodges believes that Mads will be a quality addition to the squad. Mads has signed on loan for the rest of this season.
The Danish Under-21 international played for Brentford's first-team as recently as the weekend - starring in a 1-0 Emirates FA Cup win against Stoke City. With Brentford having today announced that Mads had signed a new contract with the Championship club, Glyn believes it's a real transfer coup for Wimbledon.
"Mads is a good footballer and he’s been in the Brentford first-team squad, so we are quite fortunate to get him," said Glyn. "He played in the FA Cup for Brentford against Stoke, so we were not sure if we could get the deal over the line. He’s a Danish Under-21 international, so hopefully he comes in and adds something to the squad."
Of course, fellow Scandinavian Marcus Forss has made a big impression at Wimbledon this season after making the loan switch from Brentford. Glyn added that Marcus will help him to settle in quickly, ahead of the weekend trip to Portsmouth.
“We are getting a reputation for bringing young players in and giving them opportunities," said Glyn. "We’ve got loan players in this season that are excelling and hopefully Mads is another player who will be successful here. I was able to get into Marcus’s ear about Mads coming here! It will be nice for Mads to have a familiar face here and he needs to settle in quickly as we have a game coming up in two days. It’s great for Mads to have someone here to show him the ropes and help him to settle in.”
Born in Horsens, Denmark, Mads came through the academy at his hometown club AC Horsens to become a first-team player and he joined Brentford in the summer of 2017. He played in the same Brentford B team as Marcus Forss and has gone onto make 12 first-team appearances for the Bees.
Welcome to Wimbledon Mads!