Jordan Houghton to join Plymouth Argyle after MK Dons contract expires

    Image Credit: Milton Keynes Dons Football Club

    Defensive midfielder Jordan Houghton will move to League One club Plymouth Argyle when his contract with Milton Keynes Dons expires.

    It was announced last month that the 25-year-old's deal, which expires at the end of the month, would not be renewed - bringing an end to a three-year relationship after his arrival from Chelsea back in 2018.

    Houghton, who was named the club's Media Personality of the Year after the 2019/20 season, amassed 107 total appearances for the Dons, scoring four goals and adding a further seven assists.

    During his time with the club, he played an instrumental role in guiding the team to third place in League Two in the 2018/19 season, going on to ensure the club's survival in League One during a Covid-shortened second campaign.

    Injuries and other players around him earning minutes, such as David Kasumu, Louis Thompson and Josh McEachran, saw the former England Under-20 international's playing time reduced during Russell Martin's first full season in charge of the club, leaving the door open for him to seek regular first-team football elsewhere.

    Houghton will now return to Home Park, where he played during a brief loan spell in 2016, and goes with the well wishes of the club, who said in the club's official statement: "The Club would like to thank Jordan for his contribution and wish him every success in Devon."

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