Tisdale has kept an eye on new signing Cargill after England appearance

Baily Cargill
Baily Cargill

Dons boss Paul Tisdale admitted he has been eager to sign Baily Cargill for several years.

The 23-year-old defender became Tisdale's ninth signing since arriving at MK Dons when he put pen to paper on a deal - subject to EFL and FA clearance - on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Dons confirmed the capture of Mathieu Baudry - another centre-back, while former Exeter City captain Jordan Moore-Taylor was the first signing through the door as Tisdale looks to shore things up at the back.

Tisdale said of his newest defender: "Baily is a player I've admired for a number of years, ever since I saw him play for England Under-20s, and the opportunity arose this summer to bring him here.

"He's a left-sided defender who has had lots of experience from loan spells but, I'm sure, will be pleased to have found somewhere where he can cement a place and demonstrate his ability over a period of time.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how he does, as he looks to take his career forward - I believe we're the perfect fit."

Tisdale added: "As I said after the signing of Mathieu Baudry, I wanted to build around our strength and, for me, this signing completes our versatility and depth in our defensive areas."