OXFORD United have brought in George Baldock from MK Dons on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old right back has played nine games in Sky Bet League One for the promotion-chasers, but lost his place due to an ankle injury.

Baldock, who has racked up almost 100 career appearances, is available to make his debut at Burton Albion on Saturday and is keen to get cracking.

He said: “I’ve known about the interest a since a couple of weeks before the window shut.

“I think the manager at MK was reluctant to let me go and he just wanted to make sure we had enough cover in certain positions before he let me out on loan.

“I’ve been banging down his door for a while, I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get going.”

United tried to sign him during the January transfer window, but their interest extends all the way back to last summer.

After several knockbacks, head coach Michael Appleton was delighted to finally get his man.

He said: “For someone as young as he is he’s very experienced, he’s played a lot of games at League One level and I think he’s going to be fantastic for us between now and the end of the season.”

The deal is likely to mean United will not extend the stay of fellow right back Richard Brindley, whose short-term loan from Rotherham United expires later this month.

Baldock has been given the No 12 shirt by United.