The transfer window may have closed, but it hasn’t stopped MK Dons signing Ryan Hall.
The 26-year-old was released from his contract at Leeds United in November last year following a breach of club discipline, but manager Karl Robinson has taken the gamble to bring him in from the wilderness.
Hall, who cost Leeds £250,000 when they bought him from Southend at the end of 2012, put pen to paper on a contract until the end of the season at stadium:mk on Tuesday, having met his new boss a night earlier to agree terms.
Robinson said: “I met him last night in a service station north of London. He’s a player who is very exciting who hopefully can bring us some good fortune.
“He’s not played much football, but he has been training with a Championship side. He has been sold for £250,000 in the past.
“I hope he comes in and can do what he says on the tin. He’s top drawer, but his career has taken a little dwindle.
“I don’t know if he’ll be fit to start yet, but he’s somebody who is a game changer, and a goal scorer.
“I met him a year ago, and I told him I wished I could afford him.
“But now he needs a chance, and hopefully we can rebuild him. He’s a good kid, he just got lost.
“He’s one of the best wide players we’ve seen in a while. But he’s got to put a lot of effort into it in the next few weeks.”