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Just missed a bit of a sitter.
 

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Sorry guys, busy day. Another standard MK Dons game where we play them off the park, go two up and concede two in as many minutes. At least today we managed the late winner.

He did well today but not as good as midweek, a bit quiet. No real mistakes, a few nice moments going forward but looked to play a bit safer this week when he seemed to get an advantage on his full back, not sure why.
 

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Sorry guys, busy day. Another standard MK Dons game where we play them off the park, go two up and concede two in as many minutes. At least today we managed the late winner.

He did well today but not as good as midweek, a bit quiet. No real mistakes, a few nice moments going forward but looked to play a bit safer this week when he seemed to get an advantage on his full back, not sure why.
Cheers for the updates mate
 

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He's gone down and stayed down after a seemingly innocuous trip and fall.
 

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How would you rate his loan so far?
Definitely positive. He’s played every game, he’s always been one of the best players on the pitch and you can tell if he had some better players around him his output would be better. He’s also playing on some awful surfaces.

He won’t be with the Dons next year that’s for sure. 50/50 for me whether he’d be ready to play a role in the first team squad or needs a loan in the championship or PL.
 

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I’d stick him in the first team squad next season. We need an attacking RB and frankly there are other priority postions which should rule out us signing one.
 

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I’d stick him in the first team squad next season. We need an attacking RB and frankly there are other priority postions which should rule out us signing one.
In addition to that, we also need a proper wing back option in the squad. We have tried to apply tactical flexibility at times and go with that system, without really having the best options for it.
 

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Sounds like his loan is working out for him. Hopefully he keeps progressing well and manages to stay fit, so in 2 seasons he might be ready to challenge Wan Bissaka for the right back spot
 

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Shame he was injured a lot, would have made first team by now.

This loan is working very well, like Garner's. Not sure if it would be better if he is promoted to the first team or one more loan to Championship or lower PL teams.
 

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Shame he was injured a lot, would have made first team by now.

This loan is working very well, like Garner's. Not sure if it would be better if he is promoted to the first team or one more loan to Championship or lower PL teams.
He could be promoted to the first team as he only has one RB ahead of him. I’d be worries if he came back here and had to sit in the stands for a year - but I don’t think that will be the case. We could get him 10-15 games easily I think.

That said, I wouldn’t be averse to him getting a loan where he plays RB instead of RWB.
 

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If we're indeed planning on having Dalot back next season, it's highly likely that the plan for Laird is another loan at a higher level next season.
Probably the smart move. He needs consistent game time and hopefully he'll be able to stay fit.

If Max Aarons is moving this summer, Norwich might be an excellent fit for a loan move.
 

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He'll most likely be involved with us pre season before going to the likes of Norwich for another season. Williams and Tuanzebe are passable back up for another season.
 

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AWB's recent form takes the pressure off him developing super quickly, for me. Has looked good from the (admittedly VERY little) I've seen of him at MK Dons and it sounds as though it's gone well for him. Another good loan next year, hopefully in the Prem, should set him up nicely to be in and around the first team squad the year after.
 

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Norwich are going nowhere near him. Our fans constantly seem to think lower PL clubs are just begging to loan our players, it’s bordering on delusional. They aren’t. The current bottom 6 clubs have a combined total of 2 young loanees. But apparently they all want all our academy players too. Strange how it never actually happens though.

Norwich are not pinning their PL safety on a teenager on loan with only a few League One matches under his belt, which weren’t even at RB, and was criticized for his defensive game in them.
 

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Norwich would make an excellent loan next season. A good relegation fight would toughen him up mentally.
 

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Has he not been injured at all since he's been with the Dons? Always been worried that his injury issues would be the only thing that would hold him back
 

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Norwich would make an excellent loan next season. A good relegation fight would toughen him up mentally.
One of Norwich's better players is Max Aarons why would, even assuming they want him, we send him to a club that's going to put him on the bench or play him somewhere other than right back?
 

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One of Norwich's better players is Max Aarons why would, even assuming they want him, we send him to a club that's going to put him on the bench or play him somewhere other than right back?
Because Max Aarons will likely leave Norwich soon enough.
 

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Hardly think Laird is ready to go into the Norwich team in the PL next season. As highly as I rate him it will be a championship loan I think.
 
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Because Max Aarons will likely leave Norwich soon enough.
If they get promoted this season it’s unlikely he will leave as they will demand a ridiculous fee. The time for him to leave was last summer. I think Laird should spend next season at a mid level championship club.
 

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One of Norwich's better players is Max Aarons why would, even assuming they want him, we send him to a club that's going to put him on the bench or play him somewhere other than right back?
I just listened to his interview of his game at MK Dons, apparently he's playing further up the pitch than an RB there
 

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Good game from him so far, just drove past three through the middle and was hacked down.
 

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Is there a possibility that he will become AWB's understudy next season or do you think he needs to be loaned out again to get more experience?
My concern is the dons play 3 CBs, we have lots of possession and laird doesn’t have a huge amount of defending to do so it’s very hard to judge. I would say championship/PL loan, ideally someone who plays a similar setup to United.
 

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I would also say his decision making needs a little more work. Understandable given his injuries and lack of senior football but sometimes he doesn’t make the most of the opportunities he makes for himself.