Allen's building a new Dons
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
MK Dons boss Martin Allen has hailed the chairman after completing his fifth summer signing.
Milton Keynes Dons manager Martin Allen has hailed chairman Pete Winkelman for his ambition after completing the club's fifth signing of the summer.
Winkelman took over at the helm in 2004 with the club still in disarray following their relocation from South London in 2002.
While the club were relegated to League Two at the end of last season, Allen's addition as manager and his subsequent signings have been acclaimed as a sign of things to come in Milton Keynes.
Twenty-three-year-old midfielder Lloyd Dyer is the latest of those players to be brought in as the boss looks to mastermind the quest to bounce back to League One at the first attempt.
"He has great pace and he's an attacking player," Allen enthused.
"On Friday night, those supporters who came to watch our game against Brighton will agree that he's an exciting player to watch and I'm sure this move will make him very happy.
"This signing shows the ambition of our chairman."
MK Dons kick off their new campaign at home against Bury on August 5 and will be anxious to get off to a good start to reward Winkelman's faith in them.