MK Dons boss confirms injury return date for Tottenham loanee Dele Alli

Karl Robinson says the midfielder will be back before the end of the month.

Tottenham Hotspur proved they are planning for the future in the transfer window, with the decision to snap up talented midfielder Dele Alli from Milton Keynes Dons. Spurs fended off fierce competition to sign the player for a fee reported by the BBC to have been in the £5 million area.

The teenager has been impressive this term as he continues his development, scoring 14 goals in 36 appearances, the last of which came in his most recent game against Colchester in February.

Unfortunately he picked up an ankle injury in that game and was initially ruled out for six weeks.

Now however MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has confirmed that the highly-rated teenager is on his way back to full fitness.

He is quoted by MK Web as stating Alli will be back in action from March 17th:

"We will have David (Martin) and Dean (Lewington) back and Dele is another week closer we were told Dele will be back training on the 17th (March)."

It is great news for Tottenham fans considering they will want him to continue his development with his local side before his switch to London in the summer. As for the Dons, it is a real bonus. His return may just kick the side into life after their recent stutters in the race for League One promotion.

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