CRYSTAL Palace winger Jason Banton has joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on loan until January next year. The 20-year-old announced on his Twitter account this morning he was moving to Buckinghamshire. Banton tweeted: "Delighted to have signed for @MKDonsFC!! Exciting times ahead!!" Having enjoyed a successful loan spell at League Two club Plymouth Argyle last season, where he scored six goals in 14 appearances alongside a number of assists, it seems Banton will have the chance to make the next step in his career. He starred in Palace's U21 squad beforehand and was also given a chance to show the Selhurst Park faithful what he could do against Stoke City in the FA Cup in January. Meanwhile, MK Dons boss Karl Robinson was delighted with the capture and believes the winger will be a success at stadium:mk. "Jason is someone I have known for a while from my time at Liverpool and Blackburn," Robinson said. "He is a very gifted footballer who is yet to reach his full potential but showed glimpses of what he can do while he was on loan with Plymouth last season. "I would like to thank Ian Holloway for helping this deal happen and I believe with someone like Ian watching over Jason he could be a great success in the game." Furthermore, Banton has been given permission by Palace to play in both the Capital One Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy but not the FA Cup.
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