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Dons on cloud nine as Josh arrives!

Race won for in-demand frontman

18 July 2022

AFC Wimbledon are delighted to announce the signing of Charlton Athletic striker Josh Davison for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old, who boasted a scoring record of a goal every two games for Swindon Town last season, adds to our striking options following the recent arrival of Kyle Hudlin from Huddersfield Town.

Josh began his career with Peterborough United after coming through their academy system and went on to take in loan spells with St Neots and Wisbech Town before earning a permanent move to Enfield in 2018.

It was with the Towners that he enjoyed his most prolific scoring spell to date as he bagged 16 goals in 21 games, which eventually led to interest from a plethora of sides further up the footballing pyramid.

Charlton signed the striker following a trial spell, with Josh being given first-team exposure by the Addicks before heading out on loan to Woking, Forest Green Rovers and most recently Swindon.

It was with the latter of the three that he caught the eye as he netted nine goals in 21 games, which in turn has seen his stock rise this summer.

Wimbledon have now won the race for his signature and Josh will add even more quality to what is an already exciting frontline ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Speaking shortly after putting pen to paper on his three-year contract with the Dons, Josh said: “I’m buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started. I’ve always been attracted to the club because of it’s history. Johnnie Jackson has been good with me since I signed for Charlton as an 18-year-old. He knows how to get the best out of me.

“We want to try and get promotion and that was a big selling point for me. The stadium, the pitch and the stands are unreal.”

Johnnie Jackson, who previously worked with the striker at Charlton, added: “We’re delighted to have brought Josh in. He’s someone that we’ve been after for a long time. The club have backed what we’re trying to do by getting us a permanent striker. He’s a young and hungry centre-froward that’s capable of scoring goals at Football League level as he’s already proved at Swindon Town.

“He brings strength, power, pace and enthusiasm to the frontline. He has an unbelievable attitude. Josh has a big future ahead of him and he can be a real asset for this football club.”

PICS: Ian Stephen

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