Date: 2nd February 2015 at 11:05pm
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Midfielder Keith Andrews has signed on loan for MK Dons until the end of the season from Bolton, with his initial loan spell to Watford cut short.

The 34-year-old had struggled to get game time with Watford and has been around his former club, the Dons, for some weeks, training with the fitness staff and even accompanying manager Karl Robinson at games.

With negotiations difficult, it seemed like the deal may not have gone through before the transfer window shut, but it`s great that Andrews is returning to the club he scored 21 goals for in 87 appearances. Indeed, Robinson was delighted with his new signing and told mkdons.com:

“This will be the third time I`ve worked with Keith”

“First with the Dons in 2007, then with Blackburn and now back here again.

“He`s a person I admire both on and off the field and his ability to motivate and drive everybody around him is unrivalled. He will be an unbelievable asset to us.

“I`d like to thank all parties involved in allowing this to happen. It`s a deal that has taken longer than any of us would have liked but thankfully, with hours remaining before the deadline, we`ve been able to get our man.”

Presuming that Dele Alli stays at the Dons (either back on loan from a new club or as a full player), Andrews will be a back-up midfielder, unless the formation is rotated.

It`s believed that Andrews had offers from other clubs but it`s good to hear he particularly wanted to come to Milton Keynes, and may well take up more of a coaching role during his time at the club.