Boro sell Byron Harrison to AFC Wimbledon

Striker handed in transfer request in hunt for more first team football

BYRON Harrison has signed for AFC Wimbledon after the striker handed in a transfer request at Stevenage a year after joining the club.

The 24-year-old has been on the radar of Dons manager Terry Brown for a number of seasons and this week signed for a club record five-figure fee saying that he was leaving Boro in search of more first team opportunities. He has made nine league starts and eight substitute appearances for Boro this season.

Speaking to The Comet on the day of his transfer, the striker, who signed for Stevenage in January 2011 from Carshalton Athletic, said: “I started off well and was doing ok and it’s sad to be leaving a club like Stevenage, but I felt there was a lack of first team opportunities and I wanted to get out there and play.

“I got less games this season. It was kind of hard to build the sort of form I wanted to. Graham (Westley) likes to rotate his forward line quite a bit and it’s hard to cement a place and get a good batch of games and at my age I want to be playing week in, week out.

“It was my decision. I put [a request] in and it was accepted.”

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