According to Sky Sports, free agent Nigel Reo-Coker is primed to sign a deal until the end of the season with Sky Bet League One strugglers MK Dons. Reo-Coker has been without a club since ending a brief spell in Norwegian football with IK Start in June 2017.

MK Dons, now managed by Dan Micciche, find themselves six points from safety with just 14 matches remaining in the league season. Micciche has looked towards the experience of Re-Coker, now aged 33, as someone who can play a key role in guiding them away from trouble.

Reo-Coker, a central midfielder, broke onto the scene as a youngster with Wimbledon, whom he signed for at the age of 12. He would play 64 times in the first-team. A move to West Ham United came to light in 2003, and played over 140 times for the Hammers, whom he also captained. He also helped them win promotion out of the Championship play-offs and into the Premier League in 2005. Another lengthy spell with Aston Villa would follow, before a series of shorter spells not just in England, but across the globe. Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town, Vancouver Whitecaps, Chivas USA and Montreal Impact are other clubs he represented, before most recently playing for IK Start.

Reo-Coker is now closing in on a move to Milton Keynes as they look to fight against a drop into Sky Bet League Two. At the age of 33, he still feels as though he has a lot to offer, and he may have half an eye on going into coaching too, and perhaps Micciche, a young coach himself, can guide him with this process. First things first, MK Dons need to get some points on the board, and fast.

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