Stephen Gleeson signs for Birmingham City

Stephen Gleeson
Stephen Gleeson

Stephen Gleeson has ended weeks of speculation surrounding his future by signing for Birmingham City.

The midfielder, whose MK Dons contract expires at the end of June, was offered a new deal to keep him at stadium:mk next season.

However, the lure of Championship football has proved too much as he moves to St Andrews on a two year deal.

Gleeson joined Dons in March 2009 on loan from Wolves. After impressing in his five appearances with the club, Gleeson was signed on a permanent basis that summer.

Under Karl Robinson, the Irishman partnered Darren Potter in the heart of the midfield, dubbed the ‘Rolls Royces’ by their manager in the last four seasons. He made 201 appearances for Dons, scoring 17 goals.

Gleeson leaves stadium:mk with the reputation of a ferocious midfield presence, but will be best remembered for scoring the opening goal against AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the FA Cup in 2012 - voted Goal of the Season.