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Fisher arrives on loan

Goalkeeper joins from Blackburn Rovers...

31 January 2020

MK Dons have signed goalkeeper Andrew Fisher on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

Fisher, 21, moves to Stadium MK on a deal which will run through until the end of the 2019/20 season. The loan is subject to EFL clearance.

The young shot-stopper, who is strong in the air and on the ground, is a product of Rovers’ Academy and has recently experienced first-team action on loan at FC United of Manchester and, earlier this season, Northampton Town.

He becomes Russell Martin’s fourth signing of the January Transfer Window, following the arrivals of Carlton Morris, Ben Gladwin and Louis Thompson. He will wear the number 13 shirt.

“I’m delighted,” Fisher told iFollow MK Dons after completing his moving to Stadium MK. “This is a massive club and with the way the manager wants to play, it’s something I really want to buy into.

“I’d say my strengths are my shot-stopping and my distribution. I’m comfortable with the ball at my feet, playing out from the back, and I know that suits the way the team wants to play.

“The goalkeepers that are here are really talented. It’s my job to come in and push them, and do what I can to help the team for the remainder of the season.”

Fisher progressed through the Academy ranks at Blackburn Rovers, signing his first professional deal at Ewood Park in January 2016. He made senior debut for Rovers in August 2017, keeping a clean sheet in their EFL Trophy win over Stoke City.

The goalkeeper played twice more that campaign has spent time on loan at National League North side FC United of Manchester and Northampton Town since then, totalling 19 more senior appearances.

Manager Russell Martin said of his new goalkeeper: “We went through a list of goalkeepers at the start of the month and he was the one that we identified and wanted. We’ve fought off a lot of competition to get him.

“He comes in with really good pedigree. Everyone I’ve spoken to about him, speaks really highly of him. I think he’s a good addition and he certainly strengthens our squad. He’ll be good competition for Lee and our goalkeepers here.”

Goalkeeper Coach Dean Thornton added: "Andrew is someone I've known about for a while. I have a good working relationship with Blackburn Rovers' goalkeeper coach and he holds him in high regard.

"He's a modern-day goalkeeper, who has command of his box, is a good shot-stopper but is also good with his feet. He fits in with our style of play and he will provide really good competition for Lee."

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