McLeod on the verge of rejoining Dons

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IZALE McLeod looks set to become an MK Dons player again this week after his release from Portsmouth.

Karl Robinson was pleased to reveal that talks were in an advanced stage on Tuesday night, with the 28-year-old taking a pay cut to make the move.

McLeod, who left the club for Charlton in 2007, has lived in Milton Keynes for a while now and is desperate to make a return to the club where he made his name.

And with the club’s all-time leading scorer returning, Robinson is excited to see him perform.

“I’ve met him, spoken to him again, and we’re not too far away,” he said. “He’s scored a lot of goals in League 2 and for Portsmouth too.

“He’s someone I’m looking forward to working with. I was part of the staff when we sold him, and I came in a week or so after he left. I knew he has lived inteh area and has always wanted to come back, but for whatever circumstances, it hasn’t come about.

“People need to realise that Izale McLeod massively wants to be here and financially, he’s taken a hit to be here. When people do that for a football club, I will always be willing to have them here.

“He’s a much more mature Izale McLeod than was here before, but he’s going to have to fight for his place. Ryan Lowe at the moment is showing what hard work gets you.

“Some fans will be happy, some won’t be. That’s the way in football! But he’ll bolster the squad.

“He’ll be cup tied for Sheffield Wednesday, if we get him! But we hope to have him for the Bury game.”