According to Sun reporter Alan Nixon when retweeting a comment on Twitter (below), MK Don are ready to battle Millwall for Exeter striker Jayden Stockley.
Nixon posted that Millwall are one of the clubs who would pay the £750,000 expected for the securing of Stockley’s signature, and received the following question from a follower:
@reluctantnicko have MK Dons triggered it?
— ollie coleman (@coleman_ollie) January 1, 2019
In retweeting this, and adding the following comment, Nixon indicates that MK Dons are another side that would match that expected fee.
Obviously Stockley’s 14 goals in 23 appearances this season for Exeter City are what have caught not only MK Dons’ eyes but those of other suitors too such as Millwall. Exeter will see a massive return on the £100,000 reported fee they paid to bring the former Bournemouth striker from Aberdeen on Deadline Day in August 2017.
His form this season in netting 14 times follows on from last season when he scored 19 goals in League Two for Exeter, as well as providing seven assists.
Pushed further by another follower, Nixon gives further hope for MK Dons fans that they could well be bringing in a striker who could help them maintain their position at the op end of the League Two table.
MK Dons currently sit 2nd in League Two and six points behind leaders Lincoln City. They are just two points safe in the automatic promotion places.
Bringing in a striker like Jayden Stockley, one who has a proven scoring record at this level, is really a no-brainer of a decision. Bringing in the former Bournemouth and Aberdeen frontman would likely see them maintain, if not improve, their fortunes at the top end of the table.