Milton Keynes Dons are reportedly interested in signing young English midfielder Brandon Comley in the January transfer window.

Comley has played 18 games for League Two club Grimsby Town this season, on-loan from parent club Queens Park Rangers, and has caught the eye of a number of clubs in League One.

Southend United v Queens Park Rangers - Pre-Season Friendly

The Dons are reportedly vying for Comley’s signature alongside regional rivals Northampton Town and Peterborough United.

The Islington-born player’s loan deal is set to expire in January and QPR boss Ian Holloway is willing to sell the youngster to give him a chance for regular first team football.

Comley joined QPR as a schoolboy back in 2005, working his way through their youth system until he signed a professional deal with the club in 2014.

He made his debut for the club in a 5-1 away Premier League loss to Leicester City at the end of the 2014-15 season.

But since then he has spent time on loan with Carlisle United and has failed to break into the QPR first team.

Southend United v Queens Park Rangers - Pre-Season Friendly

The 21-year-old is a natural central/defensive midfielder, playing in a similar mould to Darren Potter and Ed Upson, and appears ready to make the jump from League Two.

Dons manager Robbie Neilson recently spoke of his desire to recruit around three players in the upcoming transfer window and specifically noted the ‘spine’ of the team as an area he’d like to boost.

With Comley’s performances for Grimsby catching the eye of clubs in the league above, it’s reasonable to believe that the Dons could actively chase the young player.

As well as providing depth for the club, Comley also gives the Dons a player that could be developed into a long-term replacement for the 32-year-old Potter.

The transfer window opens in just a few days and fans will be excited to see what moves the team’s new manager makes to help turn the team’s season around.