MK Dons have made their first move of the January transfer window by signing Carlton Morris on loan from Norwich City. The Dons are managed by Canaries legend Russell Martin, which likely played a part in the transfer coming to fruition.
MK Dons Loan in Carlton Morris From Norwich City
— MK Dons (@MKDonsFC) January 8, 2020
Russell Martin’s First Signing
Morris started the season on loan at MK Dons’ League One counterparts, Rotherham United. He made 28 appearances in all competitions for the Millers, scoring four times and helping them to second in the division, where they currently sit.
Morris, though, has swapped the heights of League One for a basement battle, with MK Dons having just recently climbed out of the relegation zone after a 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
They have seen a huge up-turn in form under Russell Martin and a signing of Morris’ quality can only aid that.
He provides adequate strength to a forward line that was already boosted by the returns of Joe Mason, Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey from injury. His arrival does, though, make it more likely that Kieran Agard will leave the club in this window. The Dons have reportedly already rejected a bid from League Two side Salford City.
What Was Said
Speaking to the MK Dons website, Morris said of the move: “I’m over the moon. There were a few clubs interested in me but this was the most attractive option for me for various reasons – the team plays an attractive brand of football under the new manager and I know a few people here too.
“Me and Russ have been close for years. He was very helpful to me as a young pro coming through at Norwich. I’ve always appreciated that and now I have the opportunity to work under him – it was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up on.
“The team has gone to strength to strength with some good results recently and I think this is a good place to be. I can’t wait to get going and getting my teeth stuck into the big games we’ve got coming up and hopefully, I can help the team have a successful end to the season.”