MK Dons youngster Harry Hickford has returned from his loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge to join Hemel Hempstead on a similar deal.

The 19-year-old defender moved to the League 2 club in mid-January for a month, but failed to make an appearance so he returned to Milton Keynes.

And now he has gone out on loan to Vanarama National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town where he will hope to get more first team experience.

The Tudors are currently 11th place in the league and without a win in four matches and seven points from the play-off places meaning a promotion push is unlikely, but possible.

This is Hickford’s fourth loan spell of the season after spending just 13 days at Chelmsford City in August and making two starts for Torquay United in the two months after.