AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown will ensure the necessary international clearance paperwork is completed before new Champions League striker Daniel Webb makes his full debut.

Brown's search for a target man finally came to an end on Monday with the signing of the 24-year-old, bringing the three-month striker saga to an end.

Webb, who has Football League experience with Southend, Yeovil, Hull City and Brighton, has joined after an unsuccessful spell with Maltese champions Marsaxlokk, with whom he played a Champions League qualfier against Bosnia-Herzegovnia side FK Sarajevo.

And Brown insists his first priority will be to ensure Webb, son of Chelsea legend David, is eligible to play in England again.

Last season, the Dons were hit with an 18-point penalty - which was later reduced to three on appeal - and thrown out of the FA Trophy and Surrey Senior Cup for fielding Jermaine Darlington without the neccessary international clearance after his move from Welsh side Cardiff City.

Premiership giants Liverpool are having similar international clearance problems with their two major summer signings, Spaniard Fernando Torres and Dutch starlet Ryan Babel, who have been ineligible to play in the Reds pre-season tour of Asia.

Brown said: "We don't want a repeat of what happened last season.

"We have got clearance for him to play in the friendlies."

Webb, who made his debut in the 1-0 friendly defeat by Woking last night, becomes the first AFC Wimbledon squad member to have played in a Champions League tie, going one better than former keeper Lee Carroll, who is understood to have been on the bench for one of Chelsea's matches in Europe's top club competition.

The Dons boss is delighted to have captured his long-term target, saying: "It is not every day you can say you have signed a Champions League striker.

"He is big boy, who plays as a proper target man and likes a battle. He is just what we need.

"We have been after him for a while and have kept an eye on his progress."

In 126 first-team appearances during seven years in English football, Webb has managed only 10 goals.

And Brown admits to having apprehensions about his goal scoring record, but a chat with ex-Yeovil Town boss and good friend Steve Thompson put his mind at rest.

"Steve had Webb at Yeovil and explained that he has never been given a run of games," he said. "The reason he has dropped to our level is mainly because he wants to become an important member of a team.

"One thing that pleased me after talking to Steve was that, despite his goalscoring record, he rated Webb the second best finisher at the club behind Phil Jevons, which is no mean feat."