MK Dons are resigned to losing defender Richard Keogh as they prepare to host Fleetwood in Sky Bet League One.

The Republic of Ireland international missed Saturday's defeat at Peterborough amid reported interest from Huddersfield and he looks to have made his final appearance for the club.

Keogh arrived at MK Stadium last summer after his career at Derby ended in ignominious circumstances in October 2019. 

The centre-half had his Rams contract terminated having been involved in a car crash which resulted in former team-mates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett being convicted of drink-driving.

Keogh suffered a serious knee injury during the incident and was dismissed for gross misconduct.

Ahead of the impending move, MK Dons manager Russell Martin told the club website: "A Championship club came in for Richard, which was unexpected by both us and Richard. We've agreed a deal with them and it’s up to him to go and agree things on his end now.

"I have nothing but good things to say about Richard. I love him as a guy and he’s been great for us. He didn’t search for this move but he wanted to take this opportunity so expressed his desire to leave. We have to be emphatic – players are human beings.

"He has come back from a long time out, and back from a really tough place mentally, and worked really hard."

The transfer will mark an upturn in Keogh's career trajectory, with Huddersfield currently 14th in the Championship, while the Dons are 16th in League One. 

While one Irish defender is leaving the club, another has arrived on a permanent basis, with former Bohemians player Warren O'Hora agreeing a permanent move from Brighton and Hove Albion after a successful loan spell.