Striker Healey joins MK Dons on loan

Rhys Healey
Rhys Healey

MK Dons have signed Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey on loan.

Healey joins until January 5, and will be available for tomorrow’s match against Exeter City at Stadium MK, subject to international clearance.

Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock had earlier confirmed the 23-year-old would be leaving the club on loan along with former Dons midfielder Stuart O’Keefe in a bid to give him more games.

The striker has scored 19 goals in 42 professional appearances for Cardiff, including in the Premier League, and becomes the 11th signing of the summer.

“I’m very happy to be here,” Healey told iFollow MK Dons after completing his loan switch.

“It was a big decision for me to make, deciding where to play my football, but Paul Tisdale, the size of the Club, the staff and the boys here made it a no brainer really.

“I want to bring goals but my main priority at the moment is working hard and getting into the team – the goals will come from that I’m sure.”

This will be Healey’s fifth loan move, having previously spent time with the likes of Colchester United, Dundee, Newport County and Torquay United. With the latter last season, he netted six goals in just eight appearances.

Manager Paul Tisdale added: “Rhys is a player who I’ve looked at previously. I always thought he would suit my team well and I made enquiries about on numerous occasions.

“With his work-rate and ability, I think this is a nice fit. He is a player who is hungry to play and prove himself and we are more than happy to facilitate in that challenge for him.

“We’re hoping he can settle really quickly and play his best football very soon.”