Ian Evatt has confirmed MJ Williams is in talks with MK Dons – but insists nothing has been finalised at this stage.

The versatile midfielder has been linked with a move to Stadium MK as Graham Alexander’s side aim to bounce back from last season’s relegation to League Two.

Williams had his contract extended at Wanderers this summer after activating an appearance-based clause.

But Evatt says the club will not stand in the 27-year-old’s way if he feels it is the right move for his career.

“It is a possibility, but there is nothing finalised yet,” the manager explained. “What we will do is always discuss it openly with the player.

“MJ has been brilliant for this football club over the past two-and-a-half-years. I have a lot of respect for him and he has respect for us.

“If someone offers him the chance of a longer contract and some more minutes, then we will wish them well and hope he will produce the goods for them.

“But as I said, nothing is finalised or completed yet. It is still very much MJ’s decision and we will wait to see what happens.”

Evatt was speaking after the 3-1 win at Curzon Ashton, with Josh Dacres-Cogley, Gethin Jones and Cameron Jerome getting on the scoresheet.

“I think it was a step forward,” he added. “There was some progression. I thought in the first half hour we were very, very good.

“Then, because we are having so much joy we almost start rotating for rotation’s sake. Everyone wants to get involved but if we just kept positional discipline, we would have caused them a lot more problems.

“But some of the patterns we have been working on were there for all to see. I still want some more productivity in the good areas we get into – it is definitely something we need to improve on.

“But I think there are really positive signs and you can clearly see the stuff we have worked on. It was a big step forward from Saturday.”