Bristol City left back Scott Golbourne will remain on loan at MK Dons until the end of the season despite being ruled out through injury.

The 29-year-old defender picked up a hip problem and was expected to miss the rest of the campaign but the Dons have brought him back to stadiummk.

Boss Dan Micciche claims there is a chance of Golbourne playing again during the closing stages of the League One season.

He told the club’s official website: “I am aware of the positive impact Scott Golbourne had in the first half of this season. He is extremely professional and is the type of player and character that I want here at this Football Club.

“His experience and professionalism will be crucial between now and May, both in the dressing room and on the pitch once he has recovered from injury – we are hopeful of having him available for selection before the end of the season.

“I believe he can play in a number of positions across the team, not only in defence, and that versatility will also be a crucial asset during the run in.”

And Golbourne himself is also pleased to be back at the Dons. He added: “I’ve enjoyed my time here so far so it is pleasing to be able to extend the loan and if I can play a few more games before the end of the season that will be a massive bonus.

“I’ve had a good conversation with the new manager and he was more than happy for me to stay. I knew Keith Millen from my time at Bristol City the first time around – he gave me my opportunity in first-team football so it is great to get the opportunity to work with him again.

“Having my future sorted for the remainder of the season and knowing where I’m going to be, will allow me to focus on achieving my goal of coming back and playing a part this season.”