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MK Dons move for Crawley Town captain Walsh

Joe Walsh will spend the rest of the season with MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed Crawley Town captain Joe Walsh on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

The 22-year-old defender has been linked with a number of clubs, but the Dons have won the race for his signature.

Walsh could make his debut in tomorrow's clash with Chesterfield at stadium:mk.

“We’ve known about Joe for a while and I was made up when I found out we could get it done. He’s out of contract in the summer but we’ve been given the chance to get him on loan immediately.

Since Shaun Williams we haven’t had a left-footed defender and he will provide great cover at both left-back and in the centre.

He’s only 22 years of age, he trains with the Welsh national team and he’s been in the squad a few times. He also won Young Player of the Year at Crawley Town twice in a row and the main Player of the Year award last season.”

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager


Peterborough United tweet Assombalonga support message after striker is ruled out for a year

Assombalonga has been ruled out for a year. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have tweeted a message of support to their former player Britt Assombalonga, after the striker was ruled out for a year with a serious knee injury.

The 22-year-old suffered the injury during Nottingham Forest's 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.

He has now undergone surgery and Posh have wished him the best of luck in his recovery.

Assombalonga has scored 15 goals for Forest since moving to The City Ground for £5.5million in the summer.

Fashanu hopes to persuade MK Dons star Alli to choose Nigeria over England

John Fashanu wants Dele Alli to play for Nigeria. Credit: PA

Former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu says that he will attempt to persuade MK Dons star Dele Alli to play for Nigeria instead of England.

Alli recently completed a dream switch to Tottenham Hotspur, but was immediately loaned back to the Dons for the rest of the season.

Although Alli has played for England junior teams, the 18-year-old can still change international allegiance, and Fashanu hopes that he will choose the African nation over the Three Lions.

"I will be speaking to some people at MK Dons to help patch me through to Alli. We can't afford to lose such a talented kid to England, it's better we put up a fight than to let him go, I will do my best to persuade him to switch allegiance.

I sincerely believe in years to come he will be a top prospect and Nigeria, from what I will tell him, will be his best bet at being a global international star."

– John Fashanu
John Fashanu in action for England. Credit: PA

Fashanu ironically chose to play for England over Nigeria in the 1980s.


Andreu given green light for Norwich City debut, while Dorrans could still arrive on loan

Andreu (left) could make his Norwich City debut tomorrow. Credit: PA

New Norwich City signing Tony Andreu is in contention to make his debut for the club in tomorrow's Championship clash with Blackpool.

The Canaries were waiting on clearance from Fifa and the Football League, but that has now been received.

Andreu arrived on deadline day in a £1million deal, and will wear the number 12 shirt at Carrow Road.

“It is really, really exciting for me to be part of this massive club and I’m really happy.

I’m looking forward to playing at the stadium. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Norwich fans. It’s always full and the atmosphere is brilliant.

I have no specific targets, but I just want to play as many games as I can and try to improve as a player, while trying to add something to the team."

– Tony Andreu, Norwich City
Graham Dorrans celebrates scoring for West Brom aganst Burnley earlier this season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich manager Alex Neil admits that the club could look to sign West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans when the loan window opens next week.

A permanent swap deal involving Martin Olsson fell through minutes before the deadline, but Neil says that the Canaries could revisit the possibility of signing the Scot on a temporary basis in the coming weeks.

Norwich City v Blackpool, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 7 February, 3pm

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