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MK Dons land Hitchcock

MK Dons have confirmed the signing young striker Tom Hitchcock on a three-year deal.

Hitchcock, who won promotion from League One with Rotherham last season, has put pen to paper with the Dons after recently leaving QPR.

Manager Karl Robinson fought off competition from several clubs to sign the 21-year-old.

"Tom is somebody who I spoke to over the summer and he intrigued me," Robinson told the Dons' official website.

"There are a number of strikers that we have looked at but the thing about Tom is, he's a natural goalscorer and the types of goals he scores are unique.

"He fits into the mould of player we're trying to sign - he's hungry, he's enthusiastic and he's a very talented individual."

Hitchcock, who scored nine goals in 19 appearances last season, said: "I'm buzzing and I can't wait to get started. It's exciting times for me.

"There were a few clubs interested but as soon as I knew MK Dons were in for me there was no other choice. I've played against them before and the football the team plays is really attractive and will suit me.

"I'm quite a clever player and I link up quite well but it's all about goals for me, really. I've just got to work as hard as I can and hopefully score a few."