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MK Dons Eyeing Bishop Move
Wednesday, 23rd Jun 2021 09:08

MK Dons are keen to sign Blues midfielder Teddy Bishop, TWTD understands with their interest well progressed.

The 24-year-old is contracted to Town for another season, his appearances during 2020/21 having triggered a one-year option, but along with most of the rest of the squad has been told he can find another club this summer.

TWTD revealed in May that Bishop’s hometown club Cambridge United want to bring him to the Abbey Stadium having won promotion to League One after finishing second in League Two.

And now we understand MK, who finished 13th in League One last season, are showing strong interest with the potential deal some way down the line.

The academy product made 29 starts and eight sub appearances in 2020/21, scoring four times, the most he has played since the play-off season with injury having hampered the intervening campaigns.

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gobs93 added 09:14 - Jun 23
Hope Bish stays - with a strong midfield around him feel he could flourish.

trncbluearmy added 09:15 - Jun 23
Of course there maybe a glut of quality signings around the corner (saw a Lamborghini heading towards Playford Rd yesterday) but until then he is the one I would really want to keep

martin587 added 09:16 - Jun 23
The lad has great potential but injuries have stopped him playing for long periods.Would be sorry to see him go but I wish him all the best at whatever club he signs for.

Nazemariner added 09:19 - Jun 23
Still has huge potential. Get some good players around him and he will flourish. I worry that it won't be in a Town shirt though.

ArnieM added 09:24 - Jun 23
If love Bishop to stay hug in truth he’s like all the rest of that squad / failed to delivery . A complete change I’d required , eg a hard reset .

Linkboy13 added 09:24 - Jun 23
I would keep him handy player to have on the bench as a impact player. Just not fit enough to play ninety minutes in a match.

truthhurts added 09:25 - Jun 23
I'm sorry, but Cook supposedly telling the whole squad that they can move on is simply stupid. End of.

Yes, i know the team has struggled the last couple of seasons, but there is still some talent there - despite what some may say/think.

Next excuse will be 'new team, not enough time to gel' etc etc

Bluearmy71 added 09:34 - Jun 23
To the new owners, I do love what the intentions are with the club and support them but we can't let Bish go, give him another 2 year deal, also it would be cool to get more players in before letting more go as targets are all well and good but they don't mean signings, obv you are more in the know on that than us fans!!

shenfieldblue added 09:34 - Jun 23
Cookie Monster is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, poor manager.

itfcserbia added 09:36 - Jun 23
truthhurts - Cook telling the whole squad they can move on is more of a challenge than anything else, how can people not understand that. If they want to move on it will be their decision and you could already see some didn't have the guts to stay and fight. If they do want to stay and fight they will be welcomed for preseason with higher expectations than up to now. It's not like they were all fired or will be fired if they don't find a club.

RegencyBlue added 09:40 - Jun 23
Injury prone and like many of our Academy products vastly overrated. His ‘potential’ has been talked about for years but it’s not happening here.

Once supposedly on Liverpools radar but now MK Dons and Cambridge are the only interested parties. That tells you all you need to know!


BeattiesBackPocket added 09:40 - Jun 23
On his day he is proven at championship level however hasn’t really done it the past few seasons be it through injury or just struggling with his fitness levels. Still a good player in there IF he can stay fit.

HighgateBlue added 09:40 - Jun 23
Bishop should definitely stay, in my opinion. I know they play in very different positions, but you cannot possibly get rid of Bishop and keep Drinan. You just can't. We've let Dozzell go, that's OK, it was £1m, and the squad was not good enough. But you can't get rid of all of our promising players, and expect to be able to attract better. Bish on his day is exciting. He is still youngish, he won't be on huge wages, and he wouldn't command a huge fee if we're talking MK Dons or Cambridge. Keep him.

dusth added 09:47 - Jun 23
Sorry, the Lamborghini was me. I was just nipping out to the Fountain for a pint.

Pencilpete added 09:47 - Jun 23
For all those saying what a 'talent' he is ....the man is 25 in a few weeks and been in and around our first team for 7 season .... he has 5 goals in 132 appearances

Exactly how long do we give him to 'come good' ??

Maybe you are that used to utter dross that we think this level of mediocrity over a long period is good but I dont

Hes had his chance .... and much more of a chance than others have been afforded- get as much as we can for him and buy a better replacement

brendenward35 added 09:52 - Jun 23
With our luck of injuries this could well and truly come back and bite PC on the backside. 2 players in how many out? no guarantee any of these players PC wants will come as it's been proven already other clubs have beaten us to them. Bretts comment of 10% remaining is just suicide and we risk having half the squad for start of pre-season and struggling to find our feet right at the start of the season. We have to be ahead of our rivals from the start not playing catch up as that's just disaster.

dougalmcguire added 09:52 - Jun 23
I guess the problem is that BIshop has been touted as having great potential for years. He's now 24 and unfortunately hasn't fulfilled the promise he initially showed, although a lot of this can put down to his injury issues. Because of the apparent focus on quality and not quantity in the squad it may be that Cook decides to cut Town's losses and let Bishop go as Town can't afford to have players who might only be fit for 25 games a season.....Also not sure where he fits in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Blueballs83 added 09:54 - Jun 23
Bishop is a still a great player and was often one of the only positives from last season. A second injury free season could see him reach the potential we all have hoped he has. With a stronger midfield around him, Bishop should shine in this league. Would be a huge mistake to let him go. Plus we are going to very light on numbers if we continue to let players leave without serious numbers coming in!

truthhurts added 09:58 - Jun 23
itfcserbia - true enough. But there is a fine line between attempting to motivate and to be too gung ho. Fact remains that we do actually have some talented players here. I would rather tell them they are staying, rather than sod off.

There are a few players - Bishop, Downes, for example - that i personally think should stay

(Older players and dead wood is a different argument)

JCBLUE added 09:59 - Jun 23
Keep the faith, the new team know what they are doing ……

Churchman added 10:01 - Jun 23
When he started, thought what a good player we had and that he’d be gone to the Premier League in a couple of years. Nudging 25 there is no more potential. He is what he is. I thought in a rubbish league like League 1, he’d dominate games. But he hasn’t.

Injury has robbed him cruelly and I suspect our medieval medical team haven’t helped. Such a shame, but I can’t see the point in retaining an injury prone player. It’ll be a fresh start for him if he goes and I wish him well.

ArnieM added 10:14 - Jun 23
Bloody hell, you have to laugh at some of the drama queens on here. Any one would think the Club are ditching world beaters….. get a grip ! They were all crap and had underperformed , for YEARS.

SickParrot added 10:22 - Jun 23
Bishop is capable of beating players and making things happen in the final third but has been unable to do this regularly. Paul Cook wants a small squad of players he can trust to deliver, so Bishop's injury record and inconsistency will probably count against him. I have no problem losing him, but not until we have signed another attacking midfielder.

clbalaam added 10:23 - Jun 23
I would be sad to see him go if he did leave. As others have said, in a stronger team, I think he would flourish in the team. Yes injuries have hampered his career so far, but given we have just got a new team in the background to help with fitness and coaching, those changes could be what keeps Bishop staying fit and proving he is a quality player in this league.

ChrisFelix added 10:29 - Jun 23
Around 130 appearances since 2014 days it all. Talented but light weight in the lower leagues.
Finally although I'm pleased to see the departures I was expected some new additions. Especially as 2 of the possibles don't have contracts expiring next week

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