AFC Wimbledon sign Dave Winfield on one-month loan deal
AFC Wimbledon sign Dave Winfield on one-month loan deal

AFC Wimbledon have completed the signing York City defender Dave Winfield on a one-month loan.

Neal Ardley has drafted the 26-year-old centre-back in to act as cover following injuries to Will Nightingale and Jake Goodman, which could see the 6ft 3inch powerhouse make his debut as early as Saturday – against former club Shrewsbury.

Starting his career in the youth ranks of Aldershot Town, Winfield put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract with the Shots in 2005, while undertaking loan spells with Chertsey Town, Staines Town and Salisbury Town.

Later moving on to Wycombe Wanderers, Winfield spent three years at Adams Park. Helping the club gain promotion to League One while just falling short of 100 appearances, he spent a year at Shrewsbury Town before joining the Minstermen.

With AFC Wimbledon currently residing in 11th – 12 places ahead of Winfield’s parent club – manager Ardley said: "Dave has been on our radar for a while. We tried to sign him during the summer but he was out of our range and we looked at him again in January before we signed Deji Oshilaja.

"We had a look at other options including young defenders, but they were players who liked to play as left-sided centre-backs. Deji prefers to play on the left side and we wanted someone to play alongside him.

"At this time Dave fitted the bill for us. He is a big, powerful centre-back who is a good talker. With six games in 24 days coming up we needed someone like him."

Winfield has scored one goal in four appearances for York City in League Two this season, whilst almost making a single appearance in the League Cup.

He will return to Russ Wilcox’s relegation strugglers on Thursday, the 12th of March.

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