Dons ship out Flanagan

MK Dons defender Tom Flanagan, 21, has joined Barnet on loan for

the remainder of the season.

Flanagan spent the first half of the campaign on loan in League

Two with title-chasing Gillingham, and his performances for Martin

Allen’s men earned him a call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21

squad.

However, the towering centre-half suffered a broken metatarsal

during his stay at Priestfield which sidelined him for eight

weeks.

Since recovering, the Dons academy product has been named on the

bench but has found it hard to break into the first-team in Milton

Keynes.

Flanagan has now returned to League Two football, this time at

the opposite end of the table to help Barnet in their fight for

Football League survival.

He will go straight into the Bees’ squad for their trip to

Accrington this weekend.