Everton Youngster Chris Long Scores in MK Dons Loan Debut

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    After agreeing to join the club on Wednesday on a month's loan, Chris Long made a perfect start to his career with MK Dons. The youngster fired home his side's second goal in the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury Town yesterday to mark his professional debut with a goal.


    Long, 18, agreed to join the League One Dons on Wednesday in a one month loan deal to replace Patrick Bamford, who decided to join Derby County on loan instead of extending his spell at the Stadium MK.


    The England youth international featured in last summer's Under-20 World Cup and has also featured at various other youth levels for his country.


    This season, the forward has been a regular for Alan Stubbs' Everton Under-21 side, scoring three goals in nine appearances.


    MK Dons boss Karl Robinson was grateful to Stubbs and his senior counterpart Roberto Martinez for allowing the young striker to join his side. "We're thankful to Roberto Martinez and Alan Stubbs at Everton for allowing us this opportunity to work with and develop Chris and hopefully we can do that for them."


    The England Under-20 international's time with Milton Keynes yesterday got off to a flyer,  as he squeezed home a rebound to help the Dons stay in touching distance of the play-offs in League One.


    Long will now be looking to make his FA Cup debut on Tuesday, with his side hosting Wigan Athletic on Tuesday in a third round replay.

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