Sam Gallagher feels that a switch to Milton Keynes Dons was a ‘no-brainer’, after he secured a loan move to the Sky Bet Championship side until the end of the season.The 19-year-old, who has played 20 times for Southampton’s first team during his career, believes that there are a lot of similarities between MK and his parent club.
And he feels that this familiarity can help him to be a success at stadiummk, where he has been welcomed with open arms.
“It’s unbelievable to be here,” Gallagher told the club’s official site.
“From the moment I got here, I’ve been made to feel really welcome. To feel wanted by someone like Karl [Robinson], and to be at this kind of club, gives me a real boost.
“I’ve talked to people about the way this club operates and it gives off a similar feel to where Southampton were at this point. It feels like the club are going in a similar direction and so it was a no-brainer to come here.”
MK Dons boss Robinson was equally enthusiastic about the deal, with Gallagher becoming his side’s sixth addition of the summer.
“I think everyone will be excited by Sam,” Robinson added.
“He’s a player who I’ve watched closely for years, even before he broke into the first team. He’s a really talented player and it wasn’t something I thought we’d have the opportunity of doing.
“I want to thank Les Reed and everybody at Southampton for giving us the opportunity to work with Sam and I want to thank Sam for wanting to come here.
“We gave him our pitch, like an awful lot of clubs, and he felt this was right for him and we’re so excited about that.”