Report: 'Excellent' Chelsea youngster to join Anjorin and leave Stamford Bridge on loan in coming days

Reports suggest Chelsea youngster Henry Lawrence is set to join MK Dons on a season long loan.

According to the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old is set to move to Stadium MK to enjoy another season of game time in League One.

Lawrence featured 24 times last season for the Dons’ arch-rivals AFC Wimbledon, with them being relegated to League Two.

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Despite the club’s poor season overall, the Englishman enjoyed personal development, with manager Mark Robinson describing his as “excellent” following his debut.

While a pre-season back at Chelsea may have given him a brief glimpse at life at Stamford Bridge, the Daily Mail have claimed he will be joining fellow youngster Tino Anjorin on loan from the club this season.

Lawrence set for loan spell

The striker is set to return to Huddersfield Town this season, with the club coming inches away from promotion to the Premier League during the last campaign.

Anjorin was part of that Terriers squad, however the feeling of unfinished business at the club will see him hope to earn more minutes there this time around.

Thomas Tuchel had admitted that he was unsure where to play the 20-year-old, as he had joined up with the squad on their pre-season tour of the United States.

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This is where he had been overheard telling the manager that he was ready to go, with the void of a recognised first-tea striker potentially opening the door for a youngster to make their claim.

Lawrence however doesn’t have quite as clear a path to the starting team, with him filling the same position that Reece James is currently holding down.

However, a loan spell for the 22-year-old to Wigan was the making of him, so the England U20 international looking to prove his worth away from the club is the best route for him to hopefully eventually feature at Stamford Bridge.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.