Gallagher goes back as Dons clear-out continues

Milton Keynes Dons striker Sam Gallagher battling for the ball with Brentford defender Nico Yennaris during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PSI-1245-0023
Milton Keynes Dons striker Sam Gallagher battling for the ball with Brentford defender Nico Yennaris during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PSI-1245-0023
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Striker Sam Gallagher has become the third player to leave MK Dons this week as Karl Robinson’s cull continues.

The 20-year-old had his season-long loan deal from Southampton cut short on Wednesday, following Diego Poyet and Cristian Benavente out the door at stadium:mk as the manager manoeuvres to bring in new talent during the transfer window.

Milton Keynes Dons striker Sam Gallagher powering away from Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PSI-1245-0028

Milton Keynes Dons striker Sam Gallagher powering away from Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PSI-1245-0028

Gallagher made just 15 appearances since signing from St Mary’s in the summer, and failed to find the back of the net once during his time in Dons colours.

Robinson said: “Sam’s attitude has been spot on and he’s always given everything - it’s unfortunate that things haven’t worked out.

“He’s found opportunities limited and it’s vital, at his age, that he is playing games on a regular basis and we never want to stand in the way of a young player doing that.

“We are thankful to Southampton for their help and co-operation. I have no doubts that Sam will be a top, top player in the future and we wish him all the best.”