Bamford leaves MK Dons

On loan MK Dons striker Patrick Bamford will not be returning to Stadium MK once his current deal expires this weekend.

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MK Dons dealt Patrick Bamford blow with striker set to sign for Championship club

Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring against Sunderland earlier this season. Credit: PA

On loan MK Dons striker Patrick Bamford will not be returning to Stadium MK once his current deal expires this weekend.

The Dons had hoped to extend the Chelsea man's stay until the end of the season, but the youngster now looks set to join a Championship club for the remainder of the campaign instead.

Bamford has scored 16 goals in 28 appearances for the League One club this season, and manager Karl Robinson admits that he will be a big loss:

"The boy’s disappointed, we’re disappointed but you’ve got to be respectful to Chelsea," Robinson told the club's official website.

"It’s not a case of anything we’ve done wrong, instead Chelsea has thanked us for everything we’ve done and they’ve said they couldn’t have wished for the loan deal to go any better.

"I do believe there are four or five top Championship clubs vying for his signature to try and strengthen for the back end of the season.

“Whoever does get his signature will be getting a very, very talented footballer. We wish him luck, he’s a wonderful boy and he’s somebody who I’ll always stay in contact with and one day, hopefully work with again."

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