Robbo jumps for Jake again

Jake Forster-Caskey during his first spell with MK Dons PNL-160801-094431002
Jake Forster-Caskey during his first spell with MK Dons PNL-160801-094431002

Jake Forster-Caskey has returned to MK Dons on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old joins from Brighton for his second spell at stadium:mk.

Forster-Caskey played five times for Karl Robinson’s side between September and October, covering for the injured Darren Potter.

But returning to his parent club has seen him play just 25 minutes for Brighton.

Robinson has been ‘sweeping the decks’ this week, moving Diego Poyet, Sam Gallagher and Cristian Benavente on as he looks to manoeuvre during the transfer window.

“I’m delighted to be back,” Forster-Caskey said. “I’ve obviously been here before, I know what the Club is all about and I just can’t wait to get started.

“I want to play regular football. I’m here until the end of the season - I can get my head down and really focus.”

Robinson added: “I’m over the moon that Jake is back. I felt he was a real success in his first spell with us earlier this season and this was highlighted when we looked back and saw he was the top of our attacking stats for a midfield player.

“When he was here before, Darren Potter wasn’t fit and Samir Carruthers wasn’t playing in central midfield and, as a group, this time around I’m sure they will offer good balance.

“He has got experience of the Championship and on the international stage, while he also understands the roles and responsibilities of what it takes to play for MK Dons.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”

Forster-Caskey will retain the number 44 shirt and will be eligible for tomorrow’s FA Cup third round game against Northampton Town at Sixfields.