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Hall heads back to stadiummk

26 March 2015

The Dons have signed forward Rob Hall on an emergency loan deal from Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

The 21-year-old, who joins just minutes before the close of the loan window, will remain at stadiummk until the end of the 2014/15 season, inclusive of the play-offs.

Born and raised in Aylesbury, Hall had a short loan spell with the Dons as teenager in 2012. He has since gone on to make a further 46 league appearances, one of which came in the Premier League for his former club West Ham United.

Hall can operate in either of the three attacking midfield positions as well as up front.

He began his career with West Ham United and signed professional terms with the Hammers in October 2010. He was given a squad number at the Boleyn Ground for the 2011/12 season and was an unused substitute for the League Cup fixture with Aldershot Town, aged just 17.

The quick forward then joined League 2 side Oxford United on loan and scored six goals in 14 appearances for the U’s before returning to West Ham, where he featured three times. He then moved to stadiummk for the remainder of the 2011/12 campaign.

Starting the following season with the West Ham first-team, Hall made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over Fulham in September 2012. He also made two appearances in the League Cup, the latter of which was a start.

In November 2012, he joined Championship outfit Birmingham City on loan where he impressed during his 16 appearances. Hall returned to the Boleyn Ground the following March due to injury before heading back out on loan, this time to Bolton, for the last month of the season.

After leaving West Ham that summer, he signed on permanently at Bolton and he went on to feature 24 times during his first full season at the Reebok Stadium, netting his first goal in a 3-1 triumph over Millwall in November 2013.

Hall has spent the 2014/15 campaign balancing his playing time between Neil Lennon’s first team and Bolton’s development squad, but will now be looking to help the Dons with their push for promotion in League 1.

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