Peter Pawlett Departs MK Dons For Dundee United

Peter Pawlett

MK Dons forward Peter Pawlett has returned to Scotland and reunited with former Dons boss Robbie Neilson. He joins former Dons winger Aiden Nesbitt in signing for the Scottish Championship club in this transfer window after a series of injuries hampered his time at Stadium MK.

Peter Pawlett Leaves MK Dons For Dundee United

A Positive Signing

The Dons completed the signing of Pawlett on a pre-contract agreement in March 2017, meaning he was one of the first signings of the ill-fated Robbie Neilson era and he came into the squad at the start of the disastrous 2017/18 campaign.

He scored just three times for the club in 26 appearances as injuries ravaged what looked to be a promising career in the English leagues. His performances often made fans stand up, expecting something to happen, and his versatility was shown when he performed heroically at right-back for the entire second-half against Peterborough United when the Dons were down to ten men.

His constant time on the sidelines, though, meant he could rarely get any sort of form going.

A Change of Plan

It looked like Pawlett was going to be part of new manager Paul Tisdale’s plans when he was selected in the starting eleven for the season-opening game away at Oldham Atheltic, but he was withdrawn after just 15 minutes with an ankle injury and didn’t make his return until November.

He then spent a further month out before playing 20 minutes in the 2-0 win over Carlisle United, and then made appearances against Colchester United and Cheltenham Town before starting the 4-3 loss to Bury.

His final performance came in the home loss to Crewe Alexandra, and Tisdale confirmed after the win over Oldham three days later that he thought Pawlett was on the way out.

He said:¬†“I think he’s going, I believe he’s going. I’m assuming it will happen if it has not already.”

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