Date: 16th February 2015 at 6:48pm
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MK Dons have signed Fulham and Wales striker George Williams on a youth loan until the end of the season.

Williams could feature at Colchester United on Tuesday, subject to Football League clearance.

The now 19-year-old striker became the Dons youngest ever player in 2011 when he came on as a substitute against Nantwich town in the FA Cup. He scored his first professional goal in that game aged just 16, and also became the youngest scorer within the FA Cup beyond the preliminary rounds in the process.

However Williams chose to join Fulham in 2012 and went on to score 13 goals in all competitions in the 2012/13 campaign. While he has struggled for goals in his 16 Championship appearances this season, he definitely has the potential to add the Dons attacking threat.

The signing come on the same day that Jonson Clarke-Harris returns to his parent club Rotherham after a 1-month loan, and while William`s doesn`t necessarily have the physical presence the departing man offered, it`s still great to 4 strikers in the squad to call upon.

It will also be interesting to see where Williams will sit in the striking hierarchy.

Dons boss Karl Robinson was full of praise for Williams`s achievements, but more importantly looked forward to including him in his side, telling “Seeing George score that goal in the FA Cup was probably one of my proudest moments as manager.

“I was so gutted when he left and I took that really hard because he`s a kid who has got everything. By the same token, I am so proud of what he`s already gone on to achieve – seeing him play alongside the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey for Wales for a start.

“For whatever reason he`s found himself as a sub for Fulham so we`ve brought him here to hopefully relight the fire. I`m really excited by this one and he can definitely give us something different.”