Newcastle United midfielder Alan Smith has signed for MK Dons.

Smith, who finished last season on loan at the npower League One club, will complete a switch to stadiummk on a two-year contract following his release by Newcastle.

MK Dons said in a statement: "The former Manchester United and England star was a huge hit with the fans during his loan period with the club last season and always expressed his desire to stay at stadiummk.

"After battling against a number of other clubs for Smith's signature, Karl Robinson will be delighted at sealing the permanent signing of his number one summer target."