Young defender Ben Tilney has joined Evo-Stik Southern Premier League side Histon on loan from MK Dons.

The 18-year-old signed professional terms with the Dons last season and went onto impress in pre-season.

He will now be given his chance in the lower leagues after signing an initial one-month deal.

Manager Brian Page told the club’s official website: “He is very highly thought of at MK Dons and I feel he will be a good addition to our squad.

“We have a couple of injuries to deal with at the moment and are a bit short on defensive cover so to be able to bring a player of Ben’s quality in is good for us and for the team.”

Tilney goes straight into Histon’s squad to play Aveley in the Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round tomorrow.