AFC Bournemouth utility player Jonathan Meades has joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon on loan.
The 20 year old was released by Cardiff manager Malky Mackay at the end of the 2011/12 season and featured twice during pre-season while on trial, away to Havant & Waterlooville and at the Goldsands Stadium against Reading.
His performances were enough to impress then manager Paul Groves and he went on to earn a two year contract.
He was initially signed to offer competition to left back Charlie Daniels but his versatility has seen him play in midfield for the AFC Bournemouth development squad.
But he has failed to make the first team squad and new AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has decided to allow him to join up with Steven Gregory, who is also on loan with AFC Wimbledon and former Cherries club captain Warren Cummings who left Dean Court in the summer.
Meades will join the League Two side on a two month loan deal and will be available to make his debut against Exeter on Tuesday.
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told yourlocalguardian.co.uk…
“Jonathan came through the academy when I was at Cardiff.
“A big plus is that he can play in a number of positions. Though he is a left-back, he can also play in midfield, and that is why I wanted him ahead of other players.
“Jonathan was in the same U16s team at Cardiff as Adam Matthews, who is now at Celtic, but a few niggling injuries stopped him getting into the first-team squad at Cardiff.”
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