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DONE DEAL: MK Dons sign ex-Chelsea starlet McEachran on short-term deal

League One side MK Dons have signed former Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on a short-term deal.

The 28-year-old had been a free agent since leaving Birmingham in January.

He told the club's website: "I'm thankful for the opportunity that the gaffer has given me and I just can't wait to get started.

"I came here to keep fit but everyone has been fantastic with me. The way the Gaffer wants to play is suited to me. I like to get on the ball as much as possible and dictate play so it felt like a perfect fit.

"I have been out for a little while now but this is the fittest and strongest I've felt for a long time. Hopefully I can get back to playing regular football and help the team out."

MK Dons manager Russell Martin said: "Josh is an incredibly gifted player, with an outstanding passing range, and someone who is very suited to how we play.

"He gives us another strong option in midfield which will be important during a hectic period. It will allow us to mix things up and means we will be able to adapt to different games and play a few different ways.

"This is an exciting one of for us. He is a player who is entering into the peak of his career and can still be anything he wants to be. He's worked really hard to get into good shape and who knows where it will lead for us and him."

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