Welsh international George Williams says winning promotion with MK Dons playing alongside his best friend would be a dream come true.
Williams, 19, rejoined Karl Robinson’s squad for the rest of the season after leaving back in 2012 for Fulham.
Linking back up with his home-town team, and with fellow youth team protégé Dele Alli, was a key factor in bringing Williams back to stadium:mk, and he hopes he can play a big part in getting the club to the Championship.
“It would be a dream come true,” he said. “I left when I was quite young and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, because I love this club.
“To get the opportunity to come back when I could help them get promoted means everything to me.
“And for myself and Dele, we know we probably won’t be here next season, so to be playing together again and for Milton Keynes and to get promoted would be very special.
“I sat down with the manager (Kyt Symons) and talked about going out on loan. I knew straight away I’d like to come back to Milton Keynes.
“We’re fighting for promotion, winning games and my family still lives here.
“It helps having Dele as a friend, and he told the gaffer I was looking for a loan. Dele runs the show down here!”
Making his debut against Colchester, Williams and Alli showed a few glimpses of their old partnership, and it’s something the Welsh star hopes he can rekindle.
He said: “I’ve been playing with him since I was a little boy. It’s a bit of a fairy tale to be playing with him again.
“From our youth team days, we’ll still have a connection. We know what each other is thinking.”
Williams is still Dons youngest goal-scorer, netting in the FA Cup first round in 2011 against Nantwich.
While that was four years ago, Williams says there is still a familiar feel about the club.
He said: “It seems like so long ago, but in other ways it feels like it was only yesterday. It feels like nothing has changed apart from a few new faces.
“It feels good to be back.”