MK Dons have announced the signing of Max Watters on a season-long loan from Cardiff City.
The 22-year-old joined The Bluebirds from Crawley Town in January after scoring 13 times in 12 starts for The Reds.
Watters, who started his career in non-league football with Thurrock, made three appearances for Cardiff in the Championship last season, making one start during that time.
Prior to joining Crawley, Watters spent two years with Doncaster Rovers, however, he found first-team opportunities hard to come by, and he was subsequently sent on loan to several non-league clubs.
Watters was then released by Doncaster at the end of the 2019/20 season and tried to pave his way back into football with trials at Maidstone United, Bromley, and Dagenham & Redbridge.
The 22-year-old was eventually picked up by League Two club Crawley Town whilst trialling for Maidstone.
Watters is a willing runner and will look to get in behind defences with his intelligent moving and timely runs into space. Watters averaged a goal every 79 minutes with Crawley before sealing a move to Cardiff in January of this year, proving to be a very handy scorer of goal.
League One provides Watters with a fresh test but it is an opportunity to help MK Dons in their pursuit of breaking into the top half of the table whilst showing Cardiff that he will be ready when his loan ends.
— Adam Jones 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@AdzjoMK) July 8, 2021
Getting a bit boring now all these good signings https://t.co/DKBmgsjOaX
— Ollie 🏴 (@Ollie_Charnock) July 8, 2021
title now please https://t.co/52z4iF7AK9
— max 🏴 (@maxjoshwright) July 8, 2021
I absolutely love this signing.
Watters is a strong poacher. Get the ball into him and he can put it away. Was doing it for fun at Crawley Town less than 12 months ago.#MKDons’ build-up with Watters on the end of it? Could be a dream combo that.#EFL https://t.co/Dh8NDgXEQj
— Edward Walker (@edward_w97) July 8, 2021
Cracking signing this. https://t.co/pULTnmiE5L
— Joel Shooter (@joelshooterfoot) July 8, 2021
On loan from Cardiff he scores every week 🤩
We think that might catch on… https://t.co/gAuZYf6VUd
— DonsAction (@DonsAction) July 8, 2021
— Taylor Armitage (@TaylorArmitage) July 8, 2021