Smith makes Dons loan move

By Paul Gio
29 January 2012

Alan Smith has joined MK Dons on loan from Newcastle for the rest of the season.

The 31-year-old former Leeds and Manchester United midfielder has made just two substitute appearances for the Magpies this season and has now joined the promotion-chasing npower League One club.

Newcastle confirmed in a statement that Smith would be available to make his debut when the Dons face Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

The loan arrangement also contains a provision for Smith to play for the Dons in the play-offs. They are currently fifth in the League One table.

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