Dons expecting more interest in striker Rhys Healey

"We keep telling him to stop scoring but he doesn't listen!"
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Rhys Healey

There are no plans for MK Dons to sell Rhys Healey, but they are braced for interest from other clubs.

The 25-year-old striker netted 12 goals in 21 games last season, with rumours of a bid from Rotherham surfacing on social media last week.

After the sale of Player of the Year Alex Gilbey to Charlton last week too, some fans were predicting a firesale at MK Dons but assistant manager Luke Williams said Healey's performances were always likely to draw attention from other clubs.

He said: "It's impossible for him to go under the radar – we keep telling him to stop scoring but he doesn't listen!

"Rhys is a talented boy and he does that thing that very few people can do, and that's stick it in the back of the net.

"We know there will be rumours and interest, and we imagine there will be more because we expect Rhys to score more goals in the weeks to come."

Dons were also linked with Manchester United defender Max Taylor last week. The 20-year-old trained at Woughton and played a bit-part in the 2-2 draw with Cambridge at the weekend, but Williams said he is not part of their recruitment plans.

He continued: "Max was with us, he trained and played a little bit but the qualities he has, we have covered in the group. Max is a very good player, we'll probably be playing against him in the next few weeks, but he won't be with us for this campaign."