Alby switch to Norwich leaves Dons short on forward options

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POPULAR Dons forward Aaron Wilbraham has joined Norwich City with immediate effect, leaving the club with just two senior strikers.

Dons confirmed on Thursday that Alby has reached an agreement with the Canaries allowing for him to be included in Paul Lambert’s squad for their clash against Championship leaders QPR on New Year’s Day.

His permanent transfer will then be completed for an undisclosed fee, with the Knutsford-born forward signing a deal at Carrow Road until June 2012.

Wilbraham joined the club in July 2005 from Hull City and leaves just four goals shy of the club’s record - scoring 57 in 20 appearances. He was also the second longest serving player at the club, behind Dean Lewington.

Dons have now lost two forwards in the space of a month, after Jermaine Easter was loaned out to Swansea City with a view to a permanent move.

Striking options at stadium:mk are now reduced to top scorer Sam Baldock - with five league goals - and Jabo Ibehre who hasn’t netted in League One this season.