Southampton complete deadline day deal (of Jake Hesketh)

Matt Stead

MK Dons have signed midfielder Jake Hesketh on loan from Premier League Southampton for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Burton, scoring three goals in 23 appearances.

Hesketh becomes the Dons’ third signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of Russell Martin and David Wheeler.

“I’m very happy to be here,” Hesketh told iFollow MK Dons. “I’m looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team.

“I’d like to think I can bring some creativity, work-rate and a few goals and assists as well.

“The team are going for promotion so every goal matters – hopefully I can contribute in that sense.”