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Bamford joins on loan

22 November 2012

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.

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