League One transfer latest: MK Dons swoop to sign former QPR striker

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MK Dons have been looking to sign a striker after allowing Izale McLeod to leave the club for Crawley Town this summer, and they have finally landed one with the capture of 21-year-old former QPR and Blackburn Rovers striker Tom Hitchcock. The youngster scored five goals in 11 games for Rotherham last season during a loan spell, and Dons manager Karl Robinson was delighted to land Hitchcock on a free transfer.

"Tom is somebody who I spoke to over the summer and he intrigued me," he said. "There are a number of strikers that we have looked at, but the thing about Tom is, he's a natural goalscorer and the types of goals he scores are unique. He fits into the mould of player we're trying to sign - he's hungry, he's enthusiastic and he's a very talented individual."

Notts County snapped up former Preston midfielder Nicky Wroe yesterday, and today they've bagged Coventry City left back Blair Adams. The former Sunderland left back, 22, will arrive at Meadow Lane as Alan Sheehan's replacement having had the final year of his contract with the Sky Blues terminated, but Adams says he holds no grudge with the club.

"There are no hard feelings. I loved it there and was sad to go," Adams said of Coventry. "I've just got to put it behind me and go again. I'm lucky that I've sorted something out quickly. There are always new challenges to take on and I'm delighted to be here."

Colchester have added three players to their squad ahead of the new season having captured Dagenham goalkeeper Chris Lewington as well as full backs Ben Gordon and Sean Clohessy from Ross County and Kilmarnock respectively. Lewington will compete with Sam Walker for the No. 1 jersey whilst former Chelsea youngster Gordon and ex-Southend defender Clohessy will both expect to play big roles next season.

"I've tracked Sean for a long time, I remember him being in the youth team at Gillingham," said manager Joe Dunne. "He's a tenacious full-back who seems to have added bits to his game as he got older. Ben has done loans to bigger clubs and it hasn't worked out. They're both the type of full-back I like. Chris has been very consistent at Dagenham. A player comes to a stage when they want to move and as soon as I knew it was a possibility I dived on it."

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