Dons loan Lines from Sheffield Wednesday

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DONS have bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Chris Lines from Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season.

The midfielder made 47 appearances for Wednesday in their promotion-winning season last year, but has made just six appearances for the Owls this campaign, partly due to an injury which ruled him out of the early stages.

He met up with his new MK Dons team-mates on Tuesday and will go straight into the squad to face Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup fourth round at Loftus Road on Saturday.

Dons boss Karl Robinson said: “Chris is a player I have admired for a number of years now; in fact he is a player I tried to sign two years ago.

“It is no secret that I have wanted to bolster the midfield since we suffered the long-term injuries to Luke Chadwick and Stephen Gleeson, and by bringing in Ryan Harley and now Chris Lines we believe we have the creative spark we have been missing.

“Chris is a talented footballer who scores goals from midfield and I think he will fit in well with our team.” 

On signing, Lines said: “I am looking forward to joining MK Dons and hopefully getting some games under my belt. I really need some playing time and one club that immediately came to my attention was MK Dons because I like how they play the game and they are doing well in League 1.”