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Richard Keogh Set For 'Unexpected' Move To Championship Club

Richard Keogh Set For 'Unexpected' Move To Championship Club

Many felt that Richard's Keogh was all but over after the horrific leg injury he suffered in a car crash back in 2019. The defender would be released by Derby after the incident, with him other players involved in the accident on the way home after a club night out.

His road to recovery was a long one, but he would be signed by MK Dons in August of last year after returning to fitness.

He has done well in League One. The 34-year old has made 18 appearance in the league this season, putting in some excellent performances.

In fact, he has now drawn transfer interest from the Championship despite being 34-years old.

MK Dons manager Russel Martin has revealed that Keogh was left out of the game against Peterborough yesterday due to an imminent transfer:

A Championship club came in for Richard which was unexpected by both us and Richard.

We’ve agreed a deal with them and it’s up to him to go and agree things on his end now. I have nothing but good things to say about Richard.

In the cold light of day, though, if you saw the deal, for someone of his age, you would say it’s brilliant business. But, it’s only good business if we can replace him.

We have to make sure we reinvest that into more players who can come in and produce for us. We’ve had a lot of discussions about that over the last 24 hours.

We have a succession plan for every player. We’re having to go to it earlier than we thought with Richard, but it’s now up to us to find the next person to come in and replace him on the pitch.

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The club in question have not been named as of yet, although he has been linked with the likes of Huddersfield Town.

His departure has also pushed MK Dons to make a permanent move for Warren O'Hora, with Brighton receiving a bid for the Irish defender earlier this week.

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Gary Connaughton

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