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Robins Swoop For Harrison

31 January 2013

Byron Harrison has left AFC Wimbledon this evening and has joined Cheltenham Town.

Cheltenham Town have swooped to sign AFC Wimbledon striker Byron Harrison this evening with hours remaining in the January transfer window.

The striker signs a two and-a-half year contract and will be available to play Torquay this weekend. The deal had been in the balance today with a number of other events having to take place in order to get the move in place but the deal was finalised just ahead of the 11pm deadline.

"It was a late one and we would have wanted it done sooner but it's great to have Byron onboard," said Mark Yates.

"I'd like to thank Neal Ardley and AFC Wimbledon for their efforts. Byron is a strong player who will compliment what we have here already."

Byron, 25, made his break in the Football League with Stevenage but before that he spent his career in non-league with clubs such as Havant & Waterlooville, Worthing, Boreham Wood, Harrow Borough and Ashford Town. After a year with Carshalton, he joined Stevenage in January 2011, and still managed to be joint top scorer that season, helping them to promotion to League 1. He made ten starts last season for Stevenage and another eight appearances as a substitute, before joining the Dons.

Harrison has made over 40 appearances for the Dons and scored more than ten goals during that time. One of those goals came against Cheltenham Town earlier in the season when Mark Yates' Robins ran out 2-1 victors.

The signing of Byron Harrison follows that of Luke McCullough, Jason Taylor, Michael Hector and Paul Benson in this transfer window.

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