Rhys Healey

Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey joins League Two side MK Dons on loan

Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey has joined League Two side MK Dons on loan until January.

Healey was excluded from Neil Warnock’s 25-man squad for Cardiff’s first season back in the Premier League.

The 23-year-oldmade his debut for the Bluebirds during their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in their last top flight outing.

Healey struggled to nail down a place in Warnock’s side last season and enjoyed a loan spell with National League South outfit Torquay United.

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The striker has made 13 appearances for the Bluebirds since making the switch from Welsh Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Healey featured eight times for Torquay in the National League last term and netted six goals.

“I’m very happy to be here,” Healey told iFollow MK Dons.

“It was a big decision for me to make, deciding where to play my football, but Paul Tisdale, the size of the club, the staff and the boys here made it a no brainer really.

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“I want to bring goals but my main priority at the moment is working hard and getting into the team – the goals will come from that I’m sure.”

MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale added: “Rhys is a player who I’ve looked at previously. I always thought he would suit my team well and I made enquiries about on numerous occasions over the past two or three years.

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“With his work-rate and ability, I think this is a nice fit. He is a player who is hungry to play and prove himself. We are more than happy to facilitate in that challenge for him.

“We need re-enforcements so we expect him to feature very quickly. We’re hoping he can settle really quickly and play his best football very soon.”

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