MK Dons have re-signed midfielder Ben Gladwin one month after he was released by the club. Gladwin was one of nine to be let go but, at the time, manager Russell Martin explained that they would remain in contact with some of the released players to see if a new ideal could be done when the new season’s finances were clearer. The 28-year-old joined the Dons in January after leaving Championship side Blackburn Rovers and he scored once in nine league appearances.
MK Dons Re-Sign Ben Gladwin
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A Starting Place?
During Gladwin’s first stint with the club, he was used as more of an impact substitute due his fitness levels. His career at both Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers had been ravaged by injuries and the move initially seen as one to just build up his fitness.
Now, though, with a full pre-season behind him, and with the departure of Conor McGrandles to League One rivals Lincoln City, there will be a battle for a starting place in the side between Gladwin and David Kasumu.
Both offer different qualities and so there could be frequent rotation between the pair when it comes to a starting berth.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about re-signing, Gladwin said: “Me and Russ were in dialogue for most of the time we were away. I know the football club wanted to take some time to see where it would be at, but I only had my eyes on this while we were away.
“I really enjoyed my time here last season. The club giving me the opportunity after such a long time out was really special for me, so I’m pleased it’s sorted now and I can’t wait to get going again.”