WALES defender Craig Morgan yesterday joined Wrexham on a month's loan and said he was delighted to be back with the club that launched his career.
The 21-year-old centre-half, who made his international debut in last Wednesday's European Championship match against Cyprus at the Millennium Stadium, goes straight into the Dragons squad for this evening's Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round clash with Rochdale at the Race-course.
St Asaph-born Morgan, a product of Wrexham's youth development programme, joined MK Dons 18 months ago for a fee in the region of £90,000 after rejecting the new contract offered by manager Denis Smith, but the Dragons boss insisted that was no longer an issue.
"I was not happy with the way that Craig left the club, but it's my job to put a winning team out on the pitch and that's never changed," he said.
"I need cover to cope with our injury situation and Craig can do the job."
Smith, who last week tried and failed on three occasions to bring in a defender, finally ended his search following Wrexham's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Morgan's MK Dons team-mates on Saturday.
Although included in an 18-man squad that travelled to North Wales last Friday, the Welshman did not figure in the match and Smith broached the subject with his opposite number Martin Allen.
"I was a bit surprised they were prepared to let Craig go out on loan, but it's an indication of the strength that Martin has available to him," added the Dragons boss.
"We sorted the details out on Saturday evening and Craig was told of the opportunity to come when he went into training this morning."
Morgan, who admitted he had been disappointed not to play against his former club, said: "I went for a chat about my future with the gaffer and when he told me about the loan deal I bit his hand off.
"I started the season in the first team, but then I broke my nose and when I recovered I went away with Wales and I haven't played a lot of football in recent weeks.
"It's important for me to be playing regularly and so I wanted to make the right move if a loan deal was offered.
"I know this is a good move for me, because I know the staff and the majority of the players.
"That will make it so much easier to settle in and I hope I can hit the ground running tomorrow night and that we get the right result against Rochdale.
"It's been an up-and-down week for me.
"It was the best feeling in the world to make my Wales debut at the Millennium Stadium last Wednesday, then I was disappointed not to play here on Saturday and now I'm back at Wrexham, which is a great club to be involved with."