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Charlton v MK Dons rearranged due to call-ups

MK Dons will now visit The Valley in April. Credit: PA

MK Dons' upcoming away trip to Charlton Athletic has been rearranged due to the number of Addicks players who will be away on international duty.

The Dons were due to visit The Valley on Saturday 25 March, but they will now play Port Vale on that date instead.

The fixture against Charlton will now take place on Tuesday 4 April, with the match kicking off at 7.45pm.

Updated fixtures

  • Port Vale v MK Dons (Saturday 25 March)
  • Charlton Athletic v MK Dons (Tuesday 4 April)

Joe Walsh: MK Dons defender named in Wales squad

Joe Walsh has been called up by Wales. Credit: PA

MK Dons defender Joe Walsh has been called up to the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland next week.

The 24-year-old is one of two uncapped players to be picked by manager Chris Coleman, with 17-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn also selected.

Walsh will now miss the Dons' League One game at Charlton Athletic on March 25.

Ipswich Town winger Tom Lawrence is another who has made the squad following his sensational form in The Championship.

Wales are currently four points behind leaders Ireland, having only won one of their first four games.

  • Wales squad to face Republic of Ireland

Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), James Chester (Aston Villa), James Collins (West Ham United), Joe Walsh (MK Dons), Chris Gunter (Reading), Jazz Richards (Cardiff City), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Ashley Williams (Everton), Joe Allen (Stoke City), David Edwards (Wolves), Andy King (Leicester City), Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Hal Robson-Kanu (West Brom), Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)

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England women to face Austria at stadium:mk

England's women last played at stadium:mk in February 2015. Credit: PA

The England women's football team will play Austria at stadium:mk in April in their final warm-up game before this summer's European Championship.

The Lionesses will take on their Austrian counterparts at the home of MK Dons on Monday 10th April, with the match kicking off at 7.45pm.

The tournament will get underway in the Netherlands in July.

We are honoured and proud to be hosting our second England Women's fixture at stadium:mk.

I’m sure it will be another fantastic occasion and we are all looking forward to welcoming The Lionesses back once again, especially in Milton Keynes' 50th anniversary year.

– Pete Winkelman, MK Dons chairman

MK Dons strike loan deal for Cardiff's O'Keefe

Stuart O'Keefe is now an MK Dons player. Credit: PA

MK Dons have brought in Cardiff City midfielder Stuart O'Keefe on loan.

The 25-year-old will remain with the Dons for the rest of the season.

O’Keefe started his career at Southend United and played in the Premier League for Crystal Palace.

I’m delighted to get Stuart in. He’ll bring energy to the team and good experience for someone still relatively young.

He’s played at a higher level and will certainly bolster our options in the middle of the park.

– Robbie Neilson, MK Dons manager

In League Two, young Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey has moved to Luton Town on loan.

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From Dusseldorf to Dons

Belgian Under 21 striker Maecky Ngombo has joined MK Dons on loan until the end of the season.

His parent club Fortuna Düsseldorf are currently 9th in the Bundesliga 2.

Ngombo is manager Robbie Neilson's third signing of the transfer window.

We’re delighted to get him.

He’s a talented player with pace and energy. He’s also got a very good pedigree having played in Holland and Germany, as well as featuring on the international stage with Belgium.

He’ll be a good addition to the striking department at the club.

– Robbie Neilson, MK Dons manager

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MK Dons boss hails victory over Peterborough

Watch Donovan Blake's interviews with MK Dons boss Robbie Neilson and Peterborough manager Grant McCann.

Robbie Neilson hailed the victory over regional rivals Peterborough as a "strong performance".

The MK Dons boss said he was delighted by way his team played and singled out Chuks Aneke for praise.

"He's been fantastic in the time I've been here, he's had a really tough year, he's been building his fitness back up. I think you could see the spirit in the team and the regard they hold him in, and the way they went to celebrate with him after his goals. It was great for him, he's a great kid."

Peterborough manager Grant McCann was left frustrated. Saying his team 'just folded' after going behind.

Dons sign Barnes from Premier League champions

Harvey Barnes has become the second player to sign for MK Dons during this transfer window Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Robbie Nielson has made his second signing since joining the League One club last month.

He's brought in 19-year-old Harvey Barnes from Premier League champions Leicester on loan until the end of the season.

Barnes made his senior debut for the Foxes this season in their UEFA Champions League tie away at Porto. He's scored five times for the Under-23s this season.

He told MK Dons website: "MK Dons has got a good reputation and everyone has been very welcoming – I’m happy to be here.

It’s a big step from Under-23s football but it’s what I feel I need – I just can’t wait to get out there and start playing."

Dons boss raids Hearts to sign forward

Robbie Muirhead celebrates after scoring for Hearts. Credit: PA Images

MK Dons boss Robbie Neilson has raided former club Hearts to sign a new forward.

Robbie Muirhead, 20, has signed on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He told the club's website:

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I like setting up goals and I like scoring – they are things I’d like to bring to the team.

– Robbie Muirhead, MK Dons

Neilson said the striker was full of potential.

“He’s still a young boy so it will take him some time to settle but he’s got real potential. He’s left-footed and is very good with the ball at his feet."

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