JIMMY Bullard watched his new MK Dons team-mates produce a fantastic performance to comfortably beat Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night, and his manager admits that he will have his work cut out to get in the side.
Bullard, 33, has enjoyed a good goal scoring record from midfield during his time with the likes of Peterborough, Wigan, Fulham and Hull, and Karl Robinson believes he could weigh in with some crucial strikes in Dons’ bid to get out of League 1 this season.
Last with Ipswich Town in the Championship last season, Bullard has almost 300 professional appearances to his name, and has been the subject of nearly £8 million in transfer fees during his career.
After he was well received by the fans before Dons’ League Cup second round victory over Blackburn, Robinson explained the role he sees Bullard playing.
“He can play in that number 10 role and he can play in midfield,” said the Dons boss. “We know Jimmy is probably the one who can play in behind the striker – the one who can burst forward, get goals and be the class act we all know him to be.
“He needs to get himself fit. He’ll sit on the bench for a few weeks, try and fight for his place, and it’ll be my decision whether he plays or not.
“But what a great character he is, and I cannot wait to work with him. He got a tremendous reception. Our fans know what type of player we have signed.”