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Dons returns for outcast Andrews

FORMER Ireland international Keith Andrews is on his way back to first team football after he agreed terms with his former club MK Dons.

The 34-year-old was left in limbo after his loan deal, from Bolton to Watford was ended after a falling-out with the Hornets manager and Andrews has not played since November.

But now MK Dons have held talks with the Dubliner and a return to the club where Andrew starred between 2006 and 2008 is on the cards.

"We had a meal, me him and his wife, on Tuesday and we've spoken to Watford, and Bolton and we've unofficially agreed terms," says Dons manager Karl Robinson.

"He's in training on his own, until something official happens. He can't train with us because he's a Bolton player on loan at Watford. Until he's our player, he has to wait."

Andrews joined Bolton in 2012 but has fallen out of favour with long spells on loan, to Brighton last season and Watford this term.

The 34-year-old impressed in his early games for Watford but his time there ended when he had a disagreement with new coach Slavisa Jokanovic.

He is just one of a number of current or former Ireland internationals on the move this month.

Noel Hunt has completed his move from Leeds United to Ipswich Town while Leon Best has returned to Blackburn after a loan spell with Derby County and his now assessing his options.