Stephen Walker has returned to parent club Middlesbrough, after all parties agreed to end the loan early.
Walker originally joined the Dons on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season but the deal included a recall option, which both clubs mutually agreed to activate this week.
“Ste has worked really hard during his time with us but unfortunately he’s just not been able to get the minutes he would have liked,” manager Russell Martin told mkdons.com. “For his own development, all parties agreed it was best that he went back to Middlesbrough.
“He has helped us, for sure, in the first half of this season and he goes with our thanks and best wishes.”
The striker, in his second spell at Stadium MK, made 17 appearances in all competitions, but only five league starts, and scored five goals, including a brace in Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy victory over Northampton Town, which secured the Dons’ place in the quarter finals of the competition.
MK Dons would like to thank Stephen for his contribution and wish him every success in the future.