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O'Shea: Enjoying my time here

19 July 2012

This time last year, Jay arrived at stadiummk as a trialist unsure as to where his future would lie. Fast forward 12 months  and he is now entering his second season with the Dons and has just put pen-to-paper on a deal to keep him with the Dons until June 2014.

“I’d like to establish myself as a starter. I’ve been in and out of the team so I’d like to hold down a place in the team and at the same time help the team get promoted.

“I think we have a really good chance of going up this year.

Having suffered play-off heartache at the end of last season, the Dons’ pacy winger is eager to live up to the expectation of being one of the favourites for promotion and, while playing more games, help take the Club into the Championship.

“I’m really enjoying my time here, the style of football is great and the lads are brilliant.”

“Hopefully I can have a full season, stay injury free and do what I did in the second half of the season.

And now O’Shea is hoping to remain fully-fit to show the fans more of what he can do.

O’Shea scored his first goal for the Club in the 6-2 home victory over Chesterfield before suffering an injury in late-August which kept him out of action until November. After recovering, the Irish-born midfielder went on to score a further five goals and became instrumental in the Dons’ promotion push.

“After Christmas I played a lot more, got a few goals and became a proper member of the team and now it’s great to be given another contract.”

“I was doing well last season before I had an injury so I knew I had to get back, get fit and prove myself.

“The situation I was in last summer, not really knowing where I was going, was frustrating,” Jay said.

With his future now known, in a squad identical to last season’s minus the odd loan signing or two, Jay feels at home in Milton Keynes and that can only have a positive impact on his football.

“People have seen the way we play so hopefully we can live up to the favourites tag and be in the top two at the end of the season.”

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