JUST IN: The next AFC Wimbledon signing confirmed

AFC Wimbledon are on the verge of signing free agent goalkeeper Lewis Ward. According to the South London Press, the 27-year-old is expected to join the Dons for their pre-season warm weather training camp in Spain.

This summer, Wimbledon decided to revamp their goalkeeper lineup, with Alex Bass returning to Sunderland after his season-long loan and Nik Tzanev being released.

Ward, who has played 63 League Two matches and kept 15 clean sheets, previously played for Sutton United, Swindon, Exeter, and Forest Green. He left Charlton at the end of last season.

Ward is set to compete for the starting position with Crystal Palace youngster Owen Goodman. The Dons have arranged a loan deal with the Eagles for the former Colchester United player for the upcoming season.

EARLIER: Dons eye move for ex-Charlton goalkeeper

AFC Wimbledon are intensifying their pursuit of former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Lewis Ward, according to the South London Press. The 27-year-old, now a free agent after leaving Charlton at the end of last season, brings substantial experience from his time at Sutton United, Swindon, Exeter, and Forest Green.

Ward has 63 League Two appearances and 15 clean sheets to his name. Wimbledon is looking to sign two goalkeepers this summer following the departure of last season’s number one, Alex Bass, who returned to Sunderland and was subsequently sold to League Two rivals Notts County. Additionally, Nik Tzanev, who has joined Northampton, was released at the end of the season.

The South London Press also understands that Wimbledon has reached an agreement in principle with Crystal Palace to sign Owen Goodman on loan for the upcoming season.

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