MK Dons Sign Stephen Walker On Loan From Middlesbrough

Stephen Walker
BISHOP AUCKLAND, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Robbie Burton of Arsenal holds off Stephen Walker of Middlesbrough during the match between Middlesbrough U18 and Arsenak U18 in the FA Youth Cup on February 2, 2018 in Bishop Auckland, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

MK Dons have completed their second loan signing of deadline day by bringing in 18-year-old Middlesbrough striker Stephen Walker.

Walker joins Southampton’s Jake Hesketh in completing a move to the club.

MK Dons Loan Stephen Walker From Middlesbrough

Career So Far

Walker has spent his entire club career thus far with Middlesbrough, signing his first professional deal with the club on 1st July 2016.

He made his debut earlier in the current season, on 14th August 2016 assisting an Ashley Fletcher goal and scoring in the penalty shoot-out of an EFL Cup tie against Notts County

Walker has also represented England at three different age groups.

In three appearances for the U17’s, he scored one goal, while his only two goals for the U18’s both came against Qatar in March 2018.

His most prolific form for his country has come in the U19 team, where he has six goals in seven games. Three of those came as a hat-trick against Macedonia, while he also scored the winner in a qualifying game against Iceland.

Tisdale’s View

On the move, MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale said: “Stephen is a young, talented attacking player.

“We’ve spoken in-depth with Middlesbrough about him and they are more than happy for us to take him on loan so he can continue his development with us.

“We are looking for some more energy and drive in our front line and Stephen will do that. I think he will be a very exciting addition to our squad for the remainder of the season.”

Positioning

Walker will likely fill the void left by Rhys Healey’s return to Cardiff City, assisting Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard to form a dynamic front three.

The move also adds competition for the likes of Osman Sow, Lawson D’ath and Robbie Simpson, who have occupied those positions at different stages this season.

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