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MK Dons sign former Arsenal player Chuks Aneke

MK Dons have signed midfielder Chuks Aneke Credit: MK Dons

MK Dons have signed former Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke.

The 23-year-old has signed a one year deal at Stadium MK, with the option of a 12 month extension.

His former clubs include Arsenal, Stevenage, Preston North End, Crewe Alexandra and, more recently, Belgium's Waregem.

The former England youth international is currently undergoing a rehabilitation period following a knee injury.

“Chuks is someone we’ve known about for a very long time. He’s a very talented player and I’m excited to work with him.

“While he isn’t ready for match action just yet, we didn’t want to miss out on bringing him to the Football Club. Also, with the abolition of emergency and youth loans outside of the transfer window, we are limited to what we can do during the season.

“We wanted to have Chuks here at the Club now so we can take control of his rehab and he can be around his new teammates.”

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager


MK Dons boss 'deeply disappointed' to lose McFadzean

Karl Robinson (right) didn't want to lose McFadzean. Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson admits he's 'deeply disappointed' that defender Kyle McFadzean has decided to join Championship newcomers Burton Albion.

The 29-year-old joined the Brewers in a club record move yesterday.

The Dons were keen to keep the former Crawley Town man, but McFadzean made it clear that he saw his future elsewhere.

I’m deeply disappointed to lose Kyle. We had meetings with him in the summer – he knows what our ambitions are for next season and going forward but he’s decided his future lies elsewhere.

It’s been a testing time but we’ve been strong and stuck to our principles – showing respect to our players and our fans.

This deal is in the best interest of the Football Club.

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

Maynard performs U-turn to sign new MK Dons deal

Nicky Maynard has decided to pledge his future to MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have re-signed last season's top scorer Nicky Maynard.

The 29-year-old left the club following their relegation to League One, but has now decided to sign a new deal after weighing up his options.

Maynard scored eight goals for the Dons last season.

He has signed a one-year contract at stadium:mk.

I’m over the moon to be able to bring Nicky back to the Club. Having worked with him for 12 months and seeing his qualities every day in training, I’m confident in his ability to come back in and score the amount of goals we all want him to score in League One.

His work ethic, personality and talent are all things I was immensely impressed with last season - I also know how much the dressing room respects and rates Nicky as a striker.

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

MK Dons defender Hodson completes move to Scottish giants

Lee Hodson is heading to Rangers. Credit: PA

MK Dons defender Lee Hodson has completed his move to Scottish giants Rangers.

The right-back has moved to Glasgow for an undisclosed fee after impressing during a successful loan spell at Kilmarnock last season.

24-year-old Hodson helped the Dons gain promotion to The Championship back in 2015.

He has signed a three-year deal at Ibrox.

It’s amazing, an opportunity to come to such a massive club is a dream come true.

From the day I heard that there was an opportunity to come here my mind was made up and I couldn’t be more excited at the moment.

I cant wait to get started and meet all the lads.

– Lee Hodson, Rangers

Meanwhile, Colchester United have signed former Gillingham winger Brennan Dickenson on a free transfer.


MK Dons tie up deal for former Millwall midfielder Upson

Ed Upson has agreed to join MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed former Millwall midfielder Ed Upson on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old was released by the London side after they lost the League One play-off final to Barnsley last weekend.

Upson started his career at Ipswich Town before playing for the likes of Barnet and Yeovil Town.

He is the Dons' first new arrival of the summer.

I tried to sign Ed before but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get a deal done at the time.

He had offers to go back to the Championship so I’m delighted he’s decided to join us and I look forward to working with him.

He’s the type of player that will suit our style very well, is the perfect age and has very good experience.

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

MK Dons allow goalkeeper Cropper to leave the club

Cody Cropper is leaving MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have allowed goalkeeper Cody Cropper to leave the club after deciding not to exercise their option to give him a new contract.

The American made 12 appearances for the Dons in The Championship last season but didn't do enough to convince manager Karl Robinson to hand him a new deal.

Yesterday, the Dons handed a new contract to fellow goalkeeper Charlie Burns.

MK Dons goalkeeper 'delighted' over new contract

Burns' contract was due to expire at the end of June Credit: MK Dons

MK Dons goalkeeper Charlie Burns has signed a new 12 month contract.

It keeps him at Stadium:mk until at least June 2017.

The 21-year-old has previously enjoyed loan spells at Cambridge City and Truro City.

Burns made his full senior debut for the Dons last season away at play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

He featured four times during the Dons' Championship campaign, and will be hoping to further his development next season in League One.

I’m delighted and proud to get another year with the Dons.

When I was in the Academy, I would watch the first-team week in, week out and it was my dream to be out there playing as well – I’m pleased that I get to stay a part of the squad for another season.

I know I’m going to have to remain patient and wait for my opportunity to impress. I’m still young and I’m still developing, so I’ll be looking to continue learning each and every day in training and in matches.

– Charlie Burns

MK Dons manager Robinson reportedly turns down Leeds United

Karl Robinson appears to have turned down Leeds United. Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has reportedly turned down the chance to take over at Leeds United.

It's understood the 35-year-old met with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino in London about the managerial position at Elland Road, but talks broke down.

Robinson will now be hoping to lead another promotion push at Stadium:mk following the Dons' relegation last season.

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