UK time is: 15:00:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

MK Dons struggle to keep Alli

MK Dons have conceded that keeping hold of teenager Dele Alli could prove difficult.

Karl Robinson, as he told BBC Three Counties Radio, has branded him "a star".

His performance in the midweek FA Cup first round replay win over Cambridge has seen him highly praised: 'We've just witnessed the birth of a star. He's a tremendous talent, but he's not yet ready to start league games.

'There are 12 months of big development to come for him and we've got to make sure that we look after him. But the 4,000 fans who watched tonight witnessed a very talented footballer take centre stage.'

The 16-year-old made his MK Dons debut as a substitute on the original tie with Cambridge City, his full debut came in the 6-1 replay win on Tuesday, a game he scored in.

MK Dons boss Robinson hopes that the midfielder decides to "nurture" his talents at stadium:mk as opposed to moving on too soon: 'I hope we can [hold on to him]. It will be hard obviously.

'I didn't see any 16-year-olds playing for any of the big teams at the weekend. He's a talent, a pure talent.

'Let's just hope we can nurture that and guide that through the system.'

The England U17 international would be advised to stay with MK for the time being but many a player can be tempted away by the lure of the Premier League. Should a big money offer, that's too good to refuse, come in then the temptation to resist this could prove too much for the club?

Apply To Be A Site Editor




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 17 2012

Time: 10:53AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent MK Dons Articles

Preview: MK Dons vs Crawley Town (Friday August 29 2014)

Dons Draw Bradford City (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Robbo`s View: MK Dons 4-0 Man Utd (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Report: DONS DEMOLISH UNITED (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stats: MK Dons v Manchester United (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Preview: MK Dons vs Manchester United (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Robbo's view MK Dons 0-0 Coventry (Monday August 25 2014)

Report - MK Dons 0-0 Coventry (Sunday August 24 2014)

Stats: MK Dons v Coventry City (Saturday August 23 2014)

Preview: MK Dons vs Coventry (Friday August 22 2014)

Archived MK Dons Articles

List All Vital MK Dons  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. MKAlex 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Peterborough 3 - 2 MK Dons
MK Dons 4 - 2 Gillingham
MK Dons 0 - 0 Coventry
Chesterfield 0 - 1 MK Dons

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Bristol City 4 2 2 0 2 8
5. Barnsley 4 2 1 1 3 7
6. Swindon 4 2 1 1 3 7
7. MK Dons 4 2 1 1 2 7
8. Bradford 4 2 1 1 2 7
9. Doncaster 4 2 1 1 2 7
10. Notts County 4 2 1 1 2 7

Breaking League News

Cod Army Preview Fleetwood v Leyton Orient
Fleetwood : 29/08/2014 14:17:00
Scunthorpe v Walsall - Preview
Walsall : 29/08/2014 13:17:00
Preview: MK Dons vs Crawley Town
MK Dons : 29/08/2014 13:09:00
Team News Preston v Sheffield United
Sheff Utd : 29/08/2014 11:28:00
Team News: Doncaster v Oldham
Oldham : 29/08/2014 11:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MK Dons v Crawley?
Suggested By:  MK Dons Admin
MK Dons win 72%
Crawley win 14%
Draw 14%