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Jennings joins on loan

28 November 2013

MK Dons have this afternoon signed Barnsley winger Dale Jennings on loan until January 5th, subject to Football League clearance.

Jennings, 20, joins the Dons minutes before the close of the loan window and will link up with his new team-mates tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League 1 clash with Coventry City.

The highly-rated youngster, who spent two seasons with Bayern Munich II before signing for Barnsley, will be available for the League games against the Sky Blues, Wolves, Port Vale, Crawley Town, Brentford, Colchester United and Crewe Alexandra.

Jennings began his career as a schoolboy with Liverpool but after failing to break through into the Reds’ first-team he joined League 1 side Tranmere Rovers; making his debut for the Wirral outfit in September 2010, aged 18.

Two weeks after making his first appearance, Jennings scored his first professional goal in a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers and his performances during the month of October earned him the award for PFA Apprentice of the Month.

Jennings finished his debut season with six goals and 32 appearances to his name – form which earned him a £600,000 move to German giants FC Bayern Munich in July 2011. Tranmere Rovers had previously turned down a bid from an unnamed Premier League club.

Initially playing for Die Bayern’s reserve team in the Regionalliga Sud, Jennings’ made eight appearances before suffering an ankle ligament injury which ruled him out of action until the following March.

Returning to form later that season, Jennings eventually scored his first competitive goal in a Bayern shirt in a 2-1 loss away at Wurzburger Kickers, with his second following just a week later in a 2-2 draw with FC Augsburg II.

In June this year, Jennings signed a three year deal with Championship outfit Barnsley for a reported fee of £250,000 but the tricky winger has been limited to just five appearances for the Tykes.

And therefore Jennings will arrive at MK1 keen to get all-important match minutes under his belt during the busy festive period.

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