Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of central defender Mathieu Baudry following his release from MK Dons.
Mathieu has signed a one-year deal at SN1 following the completion of a medical at the County Ground today.
Matthieu is an experienced centre half who has plied his trade in both France and England. The 31-year-old Frenchman started his career at Le Havre before making the move to Troyes where he earned his first promotion.
He had already been awarded the Young Player and Player’s Player of the Year during the 2008/09 season before achieving the step up to Ligue 2 at just 23-years-old.
The Frenchman made his move across the border in 2011 signing for Bournemouth where he linked up with Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
After a season on the south coast, with a loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge midway through the season, Baudry made the move to London permanent signing for Leyton Orient.
The French defender spent four years at Brisbane Road and appeared 156 times for the Orient - and was named captain in 2015, a year after reaching the play-off final against Rotherham which they ultimately lost on penalties.
At the end of the 2015/16 season, Baudry signed for Doncaster Rovers and played a major role at the heart of the Donny defence as they achieved promotion from League Two.
After an injury-hampered 2018/19 season, the 31-year-old was released by newly-promoted MK Dons where he had spent a single season.
Upon joining, Mathieu said:
I’m happy to get it done. For a while now my choice was made and it was just that I was away but I’ve been looking forward to get it done. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting started.”
After securing Baudry’s signature, Richie Wellens said:
“Mathieu’s experienced – a very good character. I was aware of him at Doncaster where he won promotion from this league. He can read the game well – he’s a good size and a good character.”