Trio of signings could be all Dons do this month

MK Dons could have done all the business they need to in the January transfer window already.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 2:46 pm
Louis Thompson and Ben Gladwin on the sidelines with Baily Cargill

Having brought in Carlton Morris and Louis Thompson on loan from Norwich, and signed Ben Gladwin on a free transfer, Dons assistant manager Luke Williams admitted there may not be any more incoming transfers during this window.

However, with the ever-changing nature of the football landscape during January, Williams admitted Dons may have done all of their business, but said they will keep an open mind should any potential deals come to fruition.

“It’s hard to know,” he said. “There are so many factors in each process. We cannot supermarket sweep, we have to balance everything, and it takes a lot of negotiation, people thinking realistically and intelligently about every move.

Carlton Morris

“It’s very difficult, but it’s not impossible to imagine another player coming in, but it’s not impossible to think we’re already done.”

With Dons just three points above the drop zone in League One, Williams said finding the right characters is equally as important as the right footballing talent when in a relegation scrap.

He said: “If you know players’ characters, you’ve been in dressing rooms with them before and you know they stand up, it’s incredibly important.

“Character is just as important as your first touch, your speed.

“(Morris, Gladwin and Thompson) have settled in well. Fortunately I know two of the lads well and I can see their personality coming through already. “These guys have shown, to me, they can stand up to any test. It’s important to get guys who are ready for tough times.

“When you are in a position where there will be tough moments, it is impossible to relax.”