Col­clough ea­ger to take on Cob­blers

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Paul Ed­di­son

RYAN Col­clough only signed for MK Dons on dead­line day but the winger is al­ready dream­ing of derby suc­cess against Northamp­ton Town to­day.

Col­clough ar­rived on loan from Wi­gan as part of a dou­ble deal with Jack Hendry.

The 21-year-old for­mer Crewe Alexan­dra man scored twice in the Lat­ics’ pro­mo­tion cam­paign last sea­son and is con­fi­dent he can hit the ground run­ning at MK.

“It was a great feel­ing to be wanted by such a great club,” said Col­clough, on loan for the sea­son. “Ev­ery­one has wel­comed me, it’s a great bunch and I can’t wait to get started.

“Ev­ery game is a big game but to play in a derby against Northamp­ton would be a great feel­ing and I am sure we can put on a great per­for­mance for the fans.

“I have met and seen a few of the fans, it’s a plea­sure to be here.

“I am only 21, I had a long lay-off with in­jury back at Crewe but played most of last sea­son – and that is all I want to do at the mo­ment, just play foot­ball.

“I know what the Dons are about – I made my de­but against them. I like the way we play and I just want to con­trib­ute.”

Northamp­ton will be with­out the sus­pended John-Joe O’Toole and Gabriel Zakuani, but man­ager Rob Page is con­fi­dent his side can cope.

O’Toole has al­ready picked up five book­ings this sea­son while Zakuani is on in­ter­na­tional duty with DR Congo.

How­ever, Marc Richards, Al­fie Pot­ter and Sam Hoskins should all be avail­able to re­turn.

“With John-Joe sus­pended, it gives some­body else the chance to come in and grasp the op­por­tu­nity,” said Page.

“We’ve spo­ken to the lads about some of the silly book­ings we’ve picked up and I’m sure John-Joe will be dis­ap­pointed to have picked up five al­ready.”

UP­BEAT: Ryan Col­clough is ea­ger to get started

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