Date: 3rd August 2017 at 8:37pm
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As expected, yesterday evening Charlton Athletic announced the capture of sought after midfielder Ben Reeves.

Manager Karl Robinson had been talking earlier in the day about being hopeful a deal for ‘someone’ would be got over the line shortly, and with Reeves being favoured in speculation, that move became true as he rejected an offer from MK Dons to link up with us.

The 25 year old was in attendance for our six one victory over Ipswich Town last weekend and he’s put pen to paper on a two year deal.

Speaking to the Official Site Robinson admitted he had made Reeves a top target this summer because he knows exactly what to expect from him having worked with him at MK Dons previously.

‘He is someone that has won a Player of the Year and a promotion with me, so I know him very well. He knows the system I play, knows me and he knows what we are trying to achieve here. I want to thank the board. This was a deal they really wanted to do as well, and it was one that was really backed by the club.’

Having come through Southampton’s now famed Academy set up, he made his debut for them in the League Cup against Preston North End, and then enjoyed loan spells out with Dagenham & Redbridge and Southend United to develop further.

He then made the permanent switch to MK Dons, having four good years with them where he picked up their Player of the Year award in 2014 and more than played his part as they won promotion to the Championship.

The player himself explained.

‘It feels great to sign. It`s done now – that`s the most important thing – and now I can really focus on the football side of things. I know Karl really well. The relationship between managers and players is really important and hopefully Karl can lead us in the right direction and I want to be part of that.’

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