MK Dons suffered a defeat at the hands of Swindon Town in League Two this weekend. The home side lost 3-2 at the Stadium:mk. But while it may have been a bad day for the team, one Southampton loanee had a great day on the pitch.
Jake Hesketh was starting his first game for the club since joining on loan from Southampton at the end of January.
He scored for the Dons with a sensational run and finish. Coming in from the right-hand side he dribbled past his man before unleashing a ferocious strike from 25 yards with his left foot.
He then assisted the second. He out-jumped an opposing Swindon defender to nod the ball into the path of Kieran Agard, who slotted home the team’s second. A goal and an assist on your full debut is certainly not a bad way to start for Hesketh.
The attacking midfielder had spent the first half of the season with Burton Albion, so a drop down to League Two could be seen as a step back. But with the Milton Keynes side chasing a play-off berth, it could be a good experience for the Southampton talent.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has long been considered one of the better young players at Southampton and was the 2014 scholar of the season.
He made his debut for the club under Ronald Koeman in December 2014 and scored in an EFL Cup win against Crystal Palace in September 2016. So his talent is known to the fans.
His current contract at the club runs until 2021 and he must now build in this performance to prove he has a long-term future at St Mary’s.