Millwall defender joins Ardley's Dons on loan until January

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JAKE Goodman has joined AFC Wimbledon on loan.

Goodman has been itching to get out on loan this season and recently played a trial game for Cheltenham in the hope of earning a move.

That fell through but Dons manager Neal Ardley has moved to bring in the centre back as cover for former Lion Andy Frampton, who has an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old has moved to Kingsmeadow until early January but will not be allowed to play in the FA Cup.

Dons first team coach Simon Bassey said: "We've watched Jake a lot during the last 18 months.

"He has gained experience on loan with Aldershot and Luton and it will be good for him to step-up into league football.

"We needed to bring someone in to boost our defensive ranks and Jake is a big, physical defender who we feel will cope well."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

12 thoughts on “Millwall defender joins Ardley's Dons on loan until January

  • November 27, 2014 at 15:26
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    Fair enough, goodman going on loan (although I was hoping to see him in the first team fold) but please DO NOT SEND FRED OUT!!! At least not to a league 2 side. He's better than that! Either keep him and play him, or send him to a top-end league 1 side

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  • November 27, 2014 at 15:31
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    I thought these were the players Ollie was going to give a run in the team this season? I take it they're not up to it then. At least it clears the way to bring in some more duff loans and free signings.

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    • November 27, 2014 at 15:42
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      @Micky Lions: I'd much rather see the kids playing 1st team football for us than some of the overrated s**** that we have prancing around in a 1st team shirt or littering the treatment room (not including Edwards in these comments). The kids may not be up to Ollies standard yet but if we were to drop I would rather it be with the youth fighting for the cause than washed out has never beens dragging us down and bleeding us dry. And if the worse was to happen and we drop at least the kids would have been seasoned and will be up for the promotion drive.

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      • November 27, 2014 at 15:58
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        @Sealion: .... You could kill the lads confidence by playing them and they get relegated. We need experienced players in the team, the average age of the 10 in front of Forde was 27, which is not that old really.

        Only a couple over 30 in the team, which is McDonald and Dunne.

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        • November 27, 2014 at 16:09
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          @Bradders: The problem is Bradders some of the youth players are around the 21yr old mark and will be champing at the bit for their chance having seen the donkeys higher up the pecking order. I am worried that if they are not getting in then someone will come along and offer them 1st team football and they will be lost to us and probably for peanuts.

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          • November 27, 2014 at 16:15
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            @Sealion: Like all players sealion, they will have to prove their worth to us whether they are 35 like Carlos Edwards or 21 like O'Brien. If they were amazing in training I would think Ollie would play them.

            Fred is going to a club top of league 2, playing ok football and around players who are buzzing with confidence... won't do these players any harm to get a lot of games under their belt and learn a bit more from playing games constantly.

            To be honest, I have only seen 1 team outplay us this season and that was Brentford, the rest we was well in the game and passing it about without creating much so not that fair to call them donkeys when we are clearly playing a lot better football this season than last.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 15:35
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    Good luck goodman. Saw you at West Ham the other day and completely bossed the back. Same with the QPR game. 100 times better than Webster. Ollie should realise what a mistake he made there!
    A top league 1 side should be where he is playing, but at least this is football league experience which is what is needed.
    Hopefully we will see him in the new year in our back 4 back at the Den.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 15:41
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    This is great news for the players and for the club!! Ollie always earmarked next season as the one for the youngsters to have a bigger say, once we get rid of half of our overpaid squad next summer!

    I'll be watching out for the results wherever these youngsters are playing! GOOD LUCK LADS!!

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    • November 27, 2014 at 15:54
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      @Bradders: So what's Ollie been up to for the last 11 months? With a few exceptions he's signed complete rubbish and we're in danger of going down again. I don't care about the potential for next year - do you really believe half the rubbish he spouts? I want to see us start winning games and stay up this year.

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      • November 27, 2014 at 16:04
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        @Micky Lions: He is trying to build a brand new football club, which develops youth and a brand new style of football... where have you been if you have not seen that over the last 11 months?? Who has he signed who was rubbish and still at the club??? Haha brilliant, it's not about believing what he says, it's about understanding what he says.... if you understood you wouldn't be slating him.... Willy Wonka story was about wanting to create a special football club or are you saying he is talking rubbish and you don't want that?!?!

        We aren't even half way through the season and you are banging on about going down, where is the positivity or belief, always doom and gloom in your world Micky??

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        • November 29, 2014 at 07:05
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          @Bradders: "He is trying to build a brand new football club, which develops youth and a brand new style of football... where have you been if you have not seen that over the last 11 months?? "
          I couldn't give a stuff about his brand new style of football" because 1) it hasn't worked 2) it shows no signs of starting to work and 3) I haven't found that style any more entertaining than the supposedly out-moded 4-4-2. And just for luck I haven't seen much development of youth either

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  • November 27, 2014 at 16:44
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    Bradders we have a total lack of pace in this team, our attacks are one dimensional and thoroughly predictable, We get caught out by pacey opponents who can hit the target almost every game and I won't even bother about mentioning set piece defending.The statistics may show that we had more possession and completed more passes and had more shots on goal but they also show that the opposition required far less shots to out score us almost every week. We may be losing and drawing more attractively but this is a points driven business we are in and we simply are not getting a sufficient amount. Losing pretty is not a satisfactory result. We still do not actually look like beating anyone. I may be a doom merchant but I consider myself to be a realist, my rose coloured specs broke years ago. I just can't see where the goals are going to come from to be able to beat anyone.

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