MK Dons boss says Dele Alli is back with a smile on his face and wants League One promotion

The manager of MK Dons has been speaking about recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Dele Alli.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has been speaking to the club’s official website about recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Dele Alli, with the interview later published by Sky Sports.

The 18-year-old agreed a £5milllion move from the League One side to Tottenham in January but he will remain on loan at the Dons until the end of the current campaign.

An ankle injury means the teenager has been out of action for the last seven league games but he is now nearing a return, and Robinson has revealed just how happy he is to be back.

“He came back in on Monday with a smile on his face and a bounce in his walk,” his manager said. “He seemed really excited and you can tell he’s really missed playing football.

“He wants to fulfil his dream of trying to get us out of this league.”

MK Dons are currently fourth in League One, with 69 points from 38 games. They are only four points outside the automatic promotion places although they have played one game more than the two sides directly above them, Swindon Town and Preston North End.

Despite that, the return of Tottenham’s newest addition is timely given that Alli has already scored 14 goals and provided five assists this season.

That is the form that prompted Tottenham to part with so much money for a youngster who looks destined to have a bright future in the game.

But as Robinson said, his first dream is to help his loan side to promotion, and such is his talent few would bet against it.

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