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A Spence force

Filed: Thursday, 21st August 2014
By: Staff Writer

Jordan Spence has signed a one-year contract with MK Dons.

The 24-year-old full-back was released by West Ham at the end of last season after spending almost a decade at the Boleyn Ground, since when he has been on trial with the likes of Blackburn Rovers.

However the former England under 21 international finally secured a 12-month deal - with an option for an extra year - with the League One club this week and is available for his new club's league clash with Coventry this weekend.

的 spent nine years at West Ham so this was a big decision for me," Spence told mkdons.com. "I致e definitely made the right one. I知 determined to do all I can for MK Dons."

No stranger to Stadium MK, Spence made 31 appearances for the club whilst on loan from West Ham last season and hopes to resurrect his career at a club with which he is already familiar.

"It feels great to be back, I知 really, really happy to be here," he added. "I致e said many times how much I enjoyed my spells here last season, so I知 looking forward to pulling on the Dons shirt once again. "

Dons manager Karl Robinson was equally pleased at landing his man, adding: "I知 estastic to be able to bring Jordan back to the Club. He was a little bit out of our reach at first I know there was interest from Championship clubs but for whatever reason nothing materialised.

"He will push the two centre-halves and the full-backs because he痴 a natural right-back anyway. He provides us with great strength in depth and hopefully we can build on that."

Spence made his debut for West Ham in the final game of the 2009/10 season as an 88th-minute substitute against Manchester City.

The following season he made two starts under Avram Grant - the first of which came in the 3-2 defeat at Wigan that condemned West Ham to the drop and the second a week later in the final home game of the season against Sunderland.

In his final season at the club, Spence enjoyed a run of seven games under Sam Allardyce including four further starts. However his appearance at Old Trafford in the 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat in January 2013 was to prove to be his last for West Ham.

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