MK Dons have this afternoon (Thursday) completed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on an emergency loan deal running up until Monday 7th January.
The 19-year-old joins the Dons minutes before close of the loan deadline and he will link up with his new team-mates tomorrow ahead of the League 1 fixture with Colchester United this weekend.
Bamford, who has two England Under-19 caps, will be eligible for the games against Brentford, Hartlepool United, Doncaster Rovers, Walsall, Coventry City, Notts County and finally Yeovil Town.
The Blues have also given permission for the Lincolnshire-born forward to play in the FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round tie against AFC Wimbledon next weekend.
After coming through the academy set-up at Nottingham Forest, Bamford made his professional debut in December 2011 after coming on as a substitute against Cardiff City.
The highly-rated youngster scored five times in a FA Youth Cup clash with Wigan Athletic in early 2011/12 before netting a hat-trick against Chelsea, who he later joined for a reported £1.5 million.
Putting pen to paper on a five-year-deal in January of this year, Bamford has yet to make an appearance for the UEFA Champions League cup holders but has featured regularly for the Chelsea Under-21 side.
Netting six goals in seven U-21 fixtures last campaign, the 6ft 1in forward has five goals to his name already this season and will no doubt add firepower to Karl Robinson’s strike force during a tough winter period.