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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.

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."


MK Dons star Carruthers completes Sheffield Utd move

Samir Carruthers has joined Sheffield United. Credit: PA

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers has completed his move to League One leaders Sheffield United.

The 23-year-old has made the switch to Bramall Lane for an undisclosed fee and will link-up with former Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder in Yorkshire.

Carruthers' Dons contract was due to expire in the summer and he has now signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Blades.

We have tracked and monitored Samir for some time and he is a player who can grow with us, we are delighted that the Board have backed us with this level of investment.

Samir is the right age, has a great pedigree from his time at Villa and MK and he is an exciting player. He is an attacking midfielder who can fit into a number of positions and we are looking forward to introducing him to our great group.

– Chris Wilder, Sheffield United manager

Reports: Carruthers on the verge of Sheffield United move

Samir Carruthers looks set to join Sheffield United. Credit: PA

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers is on the verge of signing for League One rivals Sheffield United, according to reports.

The 23-year-old was left out of the Dons' squad that drew 0-0 with Chesterfield yesterday, and it's believed a move to the Blades is on the cards.

Carruthers famously hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons last spring when he was pictured urinating into a beer glass at the Cheltenham Festival.

Meanwhile, on loan George C Williams has returned to parent club Fulham.

EFL preview: MK Dons renew AFC Wimbledon rivalry

MK Dons will be hoping to get one over their rivals. Credit: PA

New MK Dons manager Robbie Neilson will be hoping to start life in charge of his new club with a win over fierce rivals AFC Wimbledon tomorrow.

MK Dons were formed following Wimbledon's F.C's extinction in 2004, and an intense rivalry has emerged ever since.

Neilson lost his first game in the dugout at Yeovil in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday, but this is the match he is bound to have focussed more on.

In The Championship, Norwich City will be hoping to build on their drubbing of Brentford last week when they visit Barnsley while Ipswich Town take on Cardiff City.

This weekend's fixtures

  • Barnsley v Norwich City (The Championship)
  • Ipswich Town v Cardiff City (The Championship)
  • Peterborough United v Chesterfield (League One)
  • Port Vale v Northampton Town (League One)
  • Southend United v Coventry City (League One)
  • MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon (League One)
  • Mansfield v Colchester United (League Two)
  • Hartlepool United v Cambridge United (League Two)
  • Luton Town v Carlisle United (League Two)
  • Stevenage v Blackpool (League Two)
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