MK Dons have cancelled the loan of Aston Villa’s Aaron Tshibola according to the club’s Twitter account.
The Dons thought that when they snapped up the 22-year-old midfielder on a season-long loan that they had a big coup. He had been highly rated at Aston Villa ever since they spent big money to sign him last summer, though he has failed to break into the first team picture at Villa Park since moving there in 2016. This move was meant for Tshibola to try and hit some good form and show the coaching staff back in the West Midlands what he could do.
However it hasn’t worked out that way. While Tshibola started the season in the first team and would go on to make 16 appearances, scoring one goal in a Checkatrade Trophy match against Brighton and Hove Albion U23s, he has only played once since getting sent off in a 4-1 defeat against Bradford City at the start of October.
Robbie Neilson confirmed in his press conference this morning that Aaron Tshibola has returned to @AVFCOfficial.
The Club would like to wish Aaron all the best for the future.
— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) November 9, 2017
And the club obviously thought that Tshibola wouldn’t be making many more first team appearances as it was announced today in Robbie Neilson’s press conference that the loan had been cut short and he had returned to his parent club. The fact this move has been cut short will be a disappointment to many who hoped this would be a big signing for MK Dons but in the long run it may be better for both parties. MK Dons can use their money on another player who will be a better fit while Tshibola can try his luck at another team on loan.