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Posted: Thu 31 Jan 2013
Author: mkdons.com

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Milton Keynes Dons have completed the loan signing of Patrick Bamford until the end of the season.

The Dons have made a deadline day swoop for the Chelsea striker to return tostadiummk, where he spent a month on loan in December.
 
Bamford, 19, was handed his debut for the Dons in their 5-1 win over Colchester and it was an impressive display from the striker who played a part in three of the goals.
 
His second appearance came in the Boxing Day defeat to Walsall but Bamford’s day was cut short by injury which forced his early return to Chelsea. He will link back up with the Dons with an aim of boosting their promotion hopes and helping the Club progress to the FA Cup sixth round.
 
Speaking to mkdons.com boss Karl Robinson said: “I am delighted to have Patrick back until the end of the season, he made a really impression on the Football Club in his short time here and I hope he can make a telling impact over the next few months.
 
“He is a talented footballer who adds great strength in depth to our attacking options and that was our aim in this transfer window.
 
“He is currently completing his rehab work with Chelsea but we had to act today in order to keep him for the remainder of the season, and we hope he will be with us in the next two weeks.”
 
Bamford is highly-rated at the Blues having already collected two caps with the England Under-19s.
 
The Lincolnshire-born forward came through the Nottingham Forest academy before making his professional debut in December 2011 when he made a substitute appearance against Cardiff City.
 
It was his involvement in the FA Youth Cup in 2011/12 that sealed the move to Stamford Bridge, for a reported £1.5m, as he netted five times, including a hat-trick against Chelsea. Bamford is currently one year into a five-year deal with the UEFA Champions League cup holders.

He will once again wear the shirt number 33 at MK Dons.