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Wycombe skipper to join MK Dons

Wycombe captain David McCracken
McCracken, 27, is a former Scotland Under-21 international

Wycombe captain David McCracken has agree to join Buckinghamshire rivals Milton Keynes Dons on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old has decided not to renew his deal at Adams Park, with his contract set to expire at the end of the month.

McCracken made 82 appearances for the League Two side, scoring twice, after being signed by former Wycombe boss Paul Lambert.

"Obviously I really enjoyed my time at Wycombe," said McCracken.

"I came down here in need of a fresh start and a new challenge, and that's what I got.

"It was a real honour to be captain and to get promotion last year was superb. I'd never experienced it before and I won't forget it."

The former Scotland Under-21 international has completed a medical with Roberto Di Matteo's side.

And speaking about his forthcoming switch he added: "I've moved on for a new challenge. It's a new direction for me and I'm looking forward to getting started and meeting all the new lads.

"This wasn't about money for me. I really appreciate the offer that Wycombe put down on the table. It was a good one. But I wanted a new challenge and that's why I've decided to move on.

The Wanderers fans have been great to me. They made me feel at home from the moment I got here and I would like to thank them for all their support over the last couple of years

David McCracken

"I've really enjoyed my time at Wycombe, firstly with Paul Lambert and of course more recently with Peter Taylor. He [Taylor] is great to work with and I hope that some day I will play for him again.

"I'd also like to express my thanks to Steve Hayes and all the backroom staff at the club. Wycombe Wanderers are going in the right direction.

"Promotion is exactly what they needed and I think the club can kick on from there. Next season I hope to see them up there in the league."

The defender's last piece of praise was especially reserved for the fans, who he believes played a crucial role in helping him to settle down in Buckinghamshire.

"The Wanderers fans have been great to me," he said. "They made me feel at home from the moment I got here and I would like to thank them for all their support over the last couple of years. Hopefully they have plenty to cheer about in years to come."



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