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Bulman pens Wimbledon deal

AFC Wimbledon have signed Dannie Bulman following his departure from Crawley Town.

Manager Neal Ardley has been a long-time admirer of the 35-year-old, who was offered the chance to continue playing in League One with the Reds next season.

"I have tried to sign Dannie three times since I've been here, including during my first January transfer window when we were fighting relegation," Ardley told the club's official website.

"We watched Crawley several times last season for various reasons and I've been really impressed with him.

"He's a fit 35-year-old. And Dannie tells me that he has the body of a 25-year-old. When I've spoken to several people about him that's the feedback I've received. I've seen it with my own eyes; he's a very fit and energetic midfielder and I think he will be a big player for us next season."

Bulman added: "It's a bit strange leaving Crawley because I've been there for many years, but it was a move that I thought would be good for me.

"There was a contract offer made to me by John (Gregory) and the staff at Crawley, but I felt it was time for me to move on."