Peter Kioso has been recalled by Luton Town, but Dons are hopeful he could return to Stadium MK later this month
Kioso has made 19 appearances for Liam Manning’s side this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
Hatters boss Nathan Jones said last week he wanted to see whether the 22-year-old defender was capable of pushing for a place at Kenilworth Road and could not form a decent judgement after having him back to train a couple of weeks ago.
Injuries in defence have Luton short on back-up for James Bree, and the recall of Kioso could be for cover until Reece Burke and Tom Lockyer return to fitness.
Sporting Director Liam Sweeting said: “Peter displayed real passion, determination and commitment towards playing for MK Dons and we are so appreciative of his efforts and performances this season.
“Ultimately, though, Luton are in control of his situation and we have to respect their decision to recall him at this stage.”
In the meantime, Dons are not putting all their eggs in the Kioso basket and are seeking out alternatives but are likely to bide their time in case he becomes available later in the window.