Blue Square Bet
Published 10th August 2012
A former Republic of Ireland under-19 international, Charlie Collins was a latecomer to life with MK Dons after joining the club’s productive Academy set-up at the age of 16.
Having attracted interest from Tottenham while playing for London Schools, he was snapped up by the Dons scouts and offered a two-year apprenticeship.
Collins` first-team opportunities have been limited as he featured just twice for the Dons during the last campaign.
The striker has had loan spells at Kettering Town and Aldershot Town, and spent the latter part of last season on loan at Tamworth, where he played six times for the Lambs.
His contract was extended in the summer, but he has now rejoined the Lambs on a season`s loan.
Jordan Ivey-Ward has spent five years in the MK Dons youth set-up, during which he has been turned from a centre half into a centre forward. Pacey and strong, he is a good leader, having captained his team at every age group.
Born and bred in the city, Ivery-Ward was rewarded with a professional contract with his home-town club recently and has been sent out on loan to the Lambs for six months to gain extra experience.