Defender Hendry joins Dons on deadline day

Jack Hendry
Jack Hendry

MK Dons have signed centre back Jack Hendry on loan from Wigan following Scott Wootton’s injury against Barnet on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old, who scored the winning goal against Rochdale two weeks ago, hobbled off in the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium MK - an injury Karl Robinson said “didn’t look good.”

With Wootton set for a spell on the sidelines, Dons returned to the DW Stadium on deadline day, having already signed Ryan Colclough, to sign defender Jack Hendry on loan.

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Karl Robinson told mkdons.com: “He’s a good size and is good with the ball at his feet – he’ll suit our style of play.

“We’ve watched him ourselves on a number of occasions and we’ve also had good reports on him from respected people in the game.

“He’ll add depth to a key position and I’m looking forward to working with him for the next four months.”

The 21-year-old has only played 14 games in his career, and has only made three since signing for Wigan a year ago. He played six times for Shrewsbury in the second half of last season during a loan spell, and is likely to be an understudy to Paul Downing and Joe Walsh in the absence of Wootton.