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Everton loan Kennedy to Dons

Everton winger Matthew Kennedy is to join MK Dons on a youth loan for the remainder of the season.

The 19-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees but he featured eight times for Tranmere during a loan move earlier this year - including in a 1-0 victory at MK Dons.

Kennedy joined Everton for a nominal fee in November 2012 from Kilmarnock, for whom he played 14 games.

He could make his debut for the Dons in Saturday's home Sky Bet League One game against Wolves.

Dons manager Karl Robinson told his club's official website: "He's someone we've watched throughout the season in the U21s at Everton and he'll bring pace, trickery and excitement.

"He also provides us with another option at the top end of the pitch, which is somewhere we are looking to improve.

"He did very well for Tranmere earlier this season and he is highly thought of by Roberto Martinez and the coaches at Everton.

"I'd like to thank Roberto and Everton for allowing us to get this deal done and I look forward to working with him."

Meanwhile, Stevenage have signed MK Dons defender Tom Flanagan on loan until the end of the season.