Carlton Morris has been recalled from his loan by parent club Norwich City, Russell Martin has confirmed.
The striker moved to Stadium MK on a season-long loan back in the summer but that included an option for the Canaries to cut-short the deal this month – an option they have subsequently taken up.
Morris, who scored six goals in 34 games for the Dons, is expected to complete a permanent move away from Norwich City during the January Transfer Window.
“Carlton is back with Norwich and he goes with our best wishes and a thank you for what he’s done here,” Martin said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie with Burnley.
“We’re disappointed to lose him. Carlton’s character and responsibility was huge for us and he was a big part of what we did over the last 12 months.
“He’s another example of a player who has performed well within our structure, been noticed and progressed their career.
“I don’t want to pretend it’s not a loss for us because it is, but the players have shown, in the last two games without him, that they can adapt and can find a way.
“If we need to replace him, then we will go into the market to do so but the players we have here now have a chance and it’s up to them to take it.”
MK Dons would like to thank Carlton for his contribution during his two spells with the Club, and wish him every success in the future.