26 September 2020 06:34
AFC Wimbledon have signed Steve Seddon on a season-long loan from Birmingham City. The 22-year-old left-back was a key component of Wally Downes' side when they avoided League One relegation in the 2018-19 season. He scored three times after arriving from the Blues in the January transfer window. Seddon had a spell with Portsmouth in the last campaign. Dons manager Glyn Hodges told the club's website: "Steve did really well for us a couple of seasons ago and he was a fantastic acquisition back then.
"When we spoke to him earlier this summer we thought we might have half a chance and it gathered momentum last week. When we had the chance to get it done it was something we were really pleased about. "Steve was probably hoping to stay at Birmingham and get in the team there, but once he was told he wouldn't be in the squad he needed to get out and play. "He will provide energy up and down the flank. "Steve will give us a bit of experience, and determination, so he will be an added bonus down the left hand side." Related Steve Seddon.
Please try again later. Submitting... Seddon's attacking performances and superb set-piece deliveries won him plenty of plaudits. In total, he scored one goal in 18 appearances as Kenny Jackett's side's season culminated with a penalty shootout defeat to Oxford in the League One play-off semi-finals. Pompey were keen for Seddon to return to PO4 and enquired about purchasing him on a permanent basis. However, the Blues were quoted a steep figure by Birmingham that was unheard of for someone of Seddon's age and experience. During the off-season, Brown signed a new two-year deal to extend his stay on the south coast. Jackett also wanted another specialist left-back through the door in time for the start of the campaign. As a result, the Pompey boss swooped for Cameron Pring on a season-long loan from Bristol City. Seddon featured for Birmingham in pre-season but was again surplus to requirements despite Aitor Karanka taking over the St Andrew's hot seat from Pep Clotet. Instead, the 22-year-old has been loaned out for the fourth time in his career to garner more experience. Seddon returns to AFC Wimbledon, having helped them avoid relegation from League One during the 2018-19 season. It means the full-back will be back at Fratton Park when Glyn Hodges' men face Pompey on January 9. The Wimbledon boss said: 'Steve was probably hoping to stay at Birmingham and get in the team there, but once he was told he wouldn't be in the squad he needed to get out and play. We are delighted that he has chosen to come here again. 'He will provide energy up and down the flank. He has come in at a time when Nesta is playing well. He has improved, assisted, and scored already, and we also have Paul Osew, so I have a lot of riches down that side. Steve will give us a bit of experience, and determination, so he will be an added bonus down the left hand side.' A message from the Editor, Mark Waldron Thank you for reading this story. The News has launched a new subscription offer which gives you unlimited access to all of our Pompey coverage. Sign up NOW for daily Blues headlines straight to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Birmingham City have agreed to allow Steve Seddon to go out on loan for the 2020/2021 campaign. The 22-year-old has returned to League One outfit AFC Wimbledon – where he spent a productive spell in 2019. Seddon has been an unused substitute in two of Blues' three games this season and is keen to play first team football. He has done that on five occasions for Blues – but not at all for his parent club since the start of last season when Pep Clotet used him as a wing back. Indeed he spent the second half of the previous campaign with Portsmouth for whom he made 18 appearances as Kenny Jackett's men reached the League One play-offs. Before that he was an important part of the Wimbledon team which dodged League One relegation in 2018/2019. Seddon joined Blues from Reading as a scholar in 2014 and has come through the age groups since then. He joins Connal Trueman who is also at The Dons for the season, while Ryan Burke is on loan with Vanarama National League side Yeovil Town, while Remeao Hutton is at Stevenage. Thanks, your email has been added to our newsletter.