MK Dons’ attacking midfielder and top scorer Ben Reeves has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.
His manager, Karl Robinson, confirmed the news on the Dons’ website this morning. He said on the club’s page “I’m gutted to lose Reevesy because he’s been one of our players of the season.”
Reeves joined the Stadium:MK based side on a free transfer after coming through Southampton’s impressive youth system that has already produced the likes of Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott in recent times.
After an impressive loan spell at Southend in the 2012/13 season, Robinson was quick to snap up the midfielder, however he took time to settle in at the Dons. Reeves went on to score 6 goals in 10 games over December and January and looks set to end the season with his tally on 11 making him Karl Robinson’s main source of goals since the departure of loanee Patrick Bamford. Gaining his first international call up for Northern Ireland this season, Reeves has also left himself in contention for the Dons’ player of the season award.
The 22 year old now joins Lee Hodson and Darren Potter on the long-term injury list.
An injury list that also includes Izale McLeod, Larnell Cole and Stephen Gleeson, however Robinson is hopeful that the trio will be able to return before the league one season reaches its’ finale.