Dons make double signing

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Wimbledon have been boosted by the double signing of experienced defender Mark Williams and Charlton Athletic youngster Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

The Dons' poor financial situation has seen numerous first-team players leave the club recently, however manager Stuart Murdoch has now been able to strengthen his side.

Williams is now in his second spell for the club, having made 83 appearances between 2000 and 2003 before playing for Stoke and MLS side Columbus Crew.

The 33-year-old conceded he never wanted to leave the club and is hoping returning to the First Division may earn him an international recall.

"I had some great times at Wimbledon and I'm delighted to be back. I never wanted to leave in the first place and I kept in touch with Stuart Murdoch while I was in the States," explained Williams to the club's official website.

"It was a good experience for me out there, but I really wanted to come back. I was due to sign for Crystal Palace in January, but there were problems because of the American transfer system.

"That left me kicking my heels a bit, but when I came back here, Colin Lee offered me a deal at Walsall. But when I heard Wimbledon were in for me after selling Mikele, I really wanted to come back.

"I've still got friends here and I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. I still feel I can do a good job in Division One and I'd like to get back involved for Northern Ireland."

Meanwhile, in a double signing, Murdoch has swooped for Addicks youngster Campbell-Ryce (pictured) on a month's loan.

The 20-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited this term, having made just four appearances for Alan Curbishley.