Published: 10/12/2012 12:29 - Updated: 12/02/2013 17:52

Football: MK Dons boss compares Crystal Palace loanee Sekajja to Tottenham Hotspur star Jermain Defoe

Written byDAN PALMER

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MK Dons loanee Ibra Sekajja is similar to Tottenham and England star Jermain Defoe, according to manager Karl Robinson.

The 20-year-old Ugandan born striker is at stadiummk on a temporary deal from Crystal Palace until New Year’s Day but has so far only made a six minute cameo for the club, despite being eligible for seven games since he agreed to the deal early last month.

Sekajja impressed when he did make it onto the pitch in the 5-1 win against Colchester on November 24.

“Ibra is someone who is very, very talented,” Robinson said.

“I went to watch him play for Crystal Palace and he reminded me, and I don’t want to put too much pressure on the young boy, of Jermain Defoe when he went on loan from West Ham to Bournemouth.

“He has this ability to find himself in one on one situations, he’s very quick and very strong for his size. He’s had a big impact in training.”

Robinson said that the situation of games had sometimes prevented him from introducing Sekajja.

“In the games he has come in, we’ve gone to change it with ten or 15 minutes to go and we’ve either scored or something has happened in the game where it’s not allowed me to get him on,” he said.

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