Seagull Tunnicliffe joins MK Dons

11 February 2010 02:53
MK Dons have signed centre-half James Tunnicliffe from League One rivals Brighton & Hove Albion on a one-month emergency loan.The 21-year-old, who is 6ft 4ins tall, is set to go straight into Paul Ince's squad for Saturday's game at Carlisle. [LNB]Tunnicliffe began his career at Stockport County before joining the Seagulls in July 2009. [LNB]He made his Hatters debut at the age of 16 against Notts County in 2005 and had a loan spell at Norwich in 2007. [LNB]The Dons have a number of injury problems in defence, with Sean O'Hanlon, David McCracken, Mathias Doumbe and Darren Powell all sidelined. [LNB]And assistant manager Karl Robinson said he was delighted with Tunnicliffe's arrival at Stadium MK. [LNB]"James is a player we've admired for a long time. He's a big, strong lad but also a very good footballer," he told the club's website. [LNB]"The injuries we've suffered in defence this season have been unbelievable so it was essential to bring in a centre-half." [LNB]Tunnicliffe has made 17 League One appearances for Brighton this season, scoring two goals.

Source: BBC_Sport