Injured Chuks Aneke is months away from making his MK Dons debut, despite signing for the club today (Tuesday.)
The front man is undergoing rehab for a knee injury he sustained last November at former club Waregem in Belgium.
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The 23-year-old, who has proven calibre in League 1, will continue his recovery under the watchful eye of Dons physio Simon Crampton, who spent much of the summer helping Rob Hall - who signed for Oxford United last month - recover from a similar injury.
For Aneke, he feels he’ll have a lot to prove once he gets back to full fitness.
“I’m on the other side of my injury now, so I’m looking forward to completing my rehab and playing some games – I feel like I’ve got a lot to prove.
“I’ve known about this club, the manager and the staff for a long time, so I’m delighted to be here.
“I’m happy to be at the club and hopefully I can bring some of what I can do into the team.”
“Chuks had a successful routine knee operation last season and has been rehabbing in Belgium,” Crampton added.
“He hasn’t reached full fitness yet but he will now come under our care as we aim to get him in the best possible shape for action.”
Manager Karl Robinson said: “While he isn’t ready for match action just yet, we didn’t want to miss out on bringing him to the Football Club. Also, with the abolition of emergency and youth loans outside of the transfer window, we are limited to what we can do during the season.
“We wanted to have Chuks here at the club now so we can take control of his rehab and he can be around his new teammates.”