Dons plump for Poyet

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West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet has joined MK Dons on loan until the end of the season.

The son of former Chelsea and Tottenham star Gus, Poyet has made 10 appearances for the Hammers, including five in their Europa League campaign earlier this summer.

The 20-year-old was voted Player of the Year in 2013/14 campaign for Charlton, where he began his career, before earning a move to Upton Park last summer.

Poyet completed his medical on Tuesday night and watched his new team-mates beat Bolton 1-0 at stadium:mk before the move was confirmed on Wednesday.

Poyet said: “It’s great to be here. I first heard about the move a couple of days ago and it was an exciting option for me. I’m pleased it’s been able to go through.

“I’ve had a good pre-season and I’m feeling fit. I want to play games and I’m grateful to the club for giving me an opportunity to come and do that – I’m raring to go now and can’t wait for the season ahead.”

Manager Karl Robinson added: “Diego is top-drawer and he’s going to make a big difference to this team. He’ll give us tremendous energy in the middle of the park and he’s somebody who knows this division having done so well with Charlton two years ago.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity of working with him.”