MK Dons have confirmed defender Richard Keogh has left the club to join Championship outfit Huddersfield Town.

The 34-year-old moves to West Yorkshire after just five months with the Dons, for whom he made 21 appearances in all competitions.

This will be Keogh’s second spell playing for the Terriers, as Keogh had played 10 games for Huddersfield on loan from Bristol City in 2007.

Keogh joined after having his Derby contract terminated in October 2019, but had established himself as a regular starter in Russell Martin’s Dons side upon his return to the game.

Martin told the official MK Dons website of his disappointment that the defender has moved on, but added he understood the player’s call to play in the second tier again and they would now look to bring in a replacement.

He said, “It’s a tough loss for us because we’re losing a very good player.

“He was really invested in what we were doing here but he weighed things up and made the decision to leave. I’m disappointed, but not with him on a personal level because I understand his desire to go and play at that level again.

“Letting someone go is not the be all and end all because that happens in football. We did get a good deal from it and the most important part is what we do next to replace him.”