MK Dons have re-signed Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey on loan for a second time this season. He moves back to stadiummk on a deal until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old was impressive during his previous spell at the club, making five appearances before he returned to the Amex Stadium. Despite his young age, he has already amassed 72 Championship matches under his belt and has played 15 times for the England Under-21 side. He is also able to play in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Northampton Town, subject to clearance, and he is delighted to be back working with Karl Robinson,
“I’m delighted to be back. I’ve obviously been here before, I know what the club is all about and I just can’t wait to get started.
I want to play regular football. I’m here until the end of the season – I can get my head down and really focus.”
With Diego Poyet recently leaving the club after his loan spell ended, it presented Robinson with a slight problem in the midfield area. However re-signing Forster-Caskey seemed like a no-brainer according to the MK Dons manager,
“I’m over the moon that Jake is back. I felt he was a real success in his first spell with us earlier this season and this was highlighted when he looked back and saw he was the top of our attacking stats for a midfield player.
When he was here before, Darren Potter wasn’t fit and Samir Carruthers wasn’t playing in central midfield and, as a group, this time around I’m sure they will offer good balance.”
Forster-Caskey will also retain the number 44 shirt that he previously wore earlier this season. After struggling to command any real first-team football under Chris Hughton at Brighton this season, it is important for a young, English talent like Forster-Caskey to play regular football. He certainly has the quality and has all the attributes needed to have a successful career in the game.