Dons allow MacKenzie to join Blackpool on loan

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Dons have announced a surprise loan move for defender Gary MacKenzie to Blackpool for the rest of the season.

The Scottish defender will link up with his new team-mates later today after joining the Championship side – now managed by Paul Ince – on an emergency loan, which is subject to a recall.

Ince and Alex Rae, who recently quit his job as chief scout at stadium:mk for a move to the north west, recruited MacKenzie for Dons back in 2010.

The 27-year-old, who has been with Dons for almost three years, has endured a difficult season. A hip operation in the early part of the 2012/13 campaign ruled him out for three months, meaning he has been limited to just 17 appearances.

He is expected to go straight into the Blackpool squad for their game against Bristol City tomorrow.