Aneke makes scoring return for Dons after six months out

Chuks Aneke makes his return for MK Dons
Chuks Aneke makes his return for MK Dons

Chuks Aneke scored within 11 minutes of his return after missing the last six months through injury.

The 24-year-old is still recovering from a hamstring tear which has ruled him out since the end of February but was given 29 minutes against Southend United in the Central League South East on Monday.

After a few early touches, Aneke powered past his defender to slot home the opener after 11 minutes.

Giorgio Rasulo, Aidan Nesbitt and Brandon Thomas-Asante all found the net in a busy first half as Edu Rubio's side went in 4-1 up at the break.

Aneke's role in the game was ended prematurely after 28 minutes - but it was always the plan to only give him a brief run-out and his substitution is no cause for concern.

Southend mounted a brilliant comeback in the second half though, pulling it back to 4-4.

But Rasulo netted a fine second late in the day to win it for Dons.