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Bamford returns to Dons

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford will spend the first half of next season on loan at MK Dons Credit: PA

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford will once again spend the first half of next season on loan at MK Dons.

The 19-year-old made a big impression during a previous spell at the club last season, netting four goals in 14 appearances.

He will now be playing his football at stadium:MK until the new year, after agreeing a loan deal until January.

Dons manager Karl Robinson told the club's official website that re-signing Bamford was his summer priority.

"Patrick was my number one target and you don’t always get your number one target. Thankfully we got the deal done and we’re extremely fortunate to have his services for the next few months."

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