Dons secure Bamford loan

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford has rejoined MK Dons on loan until January.

The teenager from Chelsea spent the last three months of last season on loan at stadium:mk, scoring four goals in his 14 appearances.

Manager Karl Robinson targetted Bamford as his number one transfer target this summer after losing striker Ryan Lowe last month.

Robinson said: “Patrick was my number one target and you don’t always get your number one target. He is the one I have been waiting for all summer, I could have brought players in over that time, it’s a risk to put all of your eggs in one basket but on this occasion it was worth the gamble.

“Thankfully we got the deal done and we’re extremely fortunate to have his services for the next few months. When I watch Patrick play I see him do things which other players find very hard to do, he is still very young but he is a tremendous talent and when you work with him every day in training you see what quality he possesses.”

The addition of Bamford to the Dons side has once again put the emphasis on Robinson’s desire for a younger, fresher energy to run through the camp for the 2013/14 campaign.

He added: “I am trying to bring in young players; there are two or three others who I am hot on the heels of. I am very excited by Patrick coming in. I am looking forward to Patrick coming back and wearing our shirt because, to me, he is as good as a young player you are going to get up and down the country.

“I would still like to bring in two more wide players as that is my area of concern. I look at the goalkeepers and the back four and I think it is extremely strong in terms of competition.

“I look at Smithy, Chaddy, Dele, Patrick and Izale and I think as a number 10 or 9 go, we have a lot of different characters and qualities. We need two more wide players as support mechanisms for Daniel Powell and Dean Bowditch and then we will have a squad who will be competitive.”