Fulham and AFC Wimbledon bring in loan rangers to strengthen squads

Fulham and AFC Wimbledon finalised loan deals yesterday in order to strengthen their squads going into the busy festive period.

The Cottagers have brought in a box-to-box midfielder in the shape of Seko Fofana from Manchester City.

Meanwhile, the Dons have loaned in defender Jake Goodman from Millwall and extended a deal for Frankie Sutherland.

First team coach Simon Bassey said: “We needed to bring someone in to boost our defensive ranks and Jake is a big, physical defender who we feel will cope well with the demands of football at this level.”

Goodman has made no first team appearance for Millwall but has had spells with Luton Town and Aldershot.

He managed 21 appearances for The Shots this season scoring a goal for the Conference Premier side.

Sutherland, on loan from QPR, has played the first half of the season with Neal Ardley’s men and has managed to make an impression.

“Frankie has shown since that he can cope and it’s great that we will have him until January,” said Ardley.

“We will have him until our first game in January, whether that’s cup or league, and we will assess it again then,” he added.

On the flip side, Dons have loaned out keeper Ross Worner to Conference Premier side Woking.

Worner, 25, has made 45 appearances for the Dons but so far has failed to establish himself in the team this season.

He previously spent a spell at Woking and Ardley believes this deal will suit all involved.

He said: “Woking asked if we could help them out again and we will allow Ross to go out and get more game-time.”

Elsewhere, Fulham have brought in 19-year-old French youth international Seko Fofana.

Fofana has been a continuous presence in the Man City youth team this season and will be no doubt hoping to impress at senior level.

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