Alan Smith joins MK Dons on loan

Former Leeds and United midfielder Smith leaves Newcastle for MK Dons

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.

Loan star: Smith is heading south to Milton Keynes

Loan star: Smith is heading south to Milton Keynes