Karl Robinson had made three additions to his Championship squad, despite stating last week that the budget to spend on players is at a minimum. Former Bayern Munich and Barnsley winger Dale Jennings joins after a less than impressive season at Oakwell. The 22-year-old has previous experience in the English second tier with the Yorkshire outfit but has fell by the wayside in recent months. The second name through the door is experienced and more crucially, potent striker Simon Church. The Wales international was out of contract at Charlton Athletic and two-year-contract after just 10 goals in two seasons with ‘The Addicks’. The final player entering Stadium MK is former Southampton youth player Cody Cropper. He will act as backup goalkeeper for MK sternward Dave Martin. He pens a one-year-deal after three seasons in-between the sticks for ‘The Saints’ reserve and development sides.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Stephen Quinn had completed his move to Reading on a free. The Irish midfielder was instrumental in Hull’s promotion winning season of 2012/13 but has since been demoted to the bench by ‘Tigers’ manager Steve Bruce.
Sheffield Wednesday have struck a deal with Braga to bring French defender Vincent Sasso to Hillsborough on a season’s loan. The 24-year-old began his career in his native France before having spells at Beira-Mar and Braga in Portugal. While with Nantes he made a handful of appearances for French Under-21 side, gaining valuable experience that will be essential in what looks to be tough season for his new club.
Finally, Charlton have signed combative Midfield El-Hadji Ba from Premier League side Sunderland. The Frenchman joined the Northern outfit from Le Harve back in 2012 but only made three appearances. He spent the latter stages of last season on loan at Bastia, this step down to the Championship might just be what he needs in order to revitalise his career and increase his time on the field.