Ben Gladwin only had eyes for MK Dons after securing a return to the League One club on an extended contract.

Gladwin had initially signed for the Dons after his departure from Rovers in January, but only on a five month deal, which expired as the season was curtailed in May.

However, the 28-year-old is back at Stadium:MK, although no timeframe has been revealed on his new permanent deal.

Gladwin has battled back from two years out, and three operations on his knee, and played nine times for MK Dons at the end of last season, scoring once, a goal he dedicated to the Rovers medical team.

Signed from QPR in 2017 for an undisclosed fee, injury struck in November 2017, and a series of setbacks meant he failed to appear for the first-team again.

Gladwin managed two appearances for the Under-23s, against Burnley and Arsenal, at the end of 2019 before his deal came to an end.

In all he made 11 appearances for Rovers in all competitions, but failed to make a league start.

But he’s looking to get his career back on track under Russell Martin at MK Dons, and told their club website: “I’m delighted.

“Me and Russ were in dialogue for most of the time we were away. I know the football club wanted to take some time to see where it would be at, but I only had my eyes on this while we were away.

“I really enjoyed my time here last season. The club giving me the opportunity after such a long time out was really special for me, so I’m pleased it’s sorted now and I can’t wait to get going again.

“I know last year was mostly about staying in the division but we’ve built an identity. We’ve got a whole pre-season now to work on a number of things and I’m confident it will set us up for a positive season.”