George Baldock has today (Saturday) committed his long-term future to the Football Club by penning a new two-and-a-half year deal, with an option of a further year.
Baldock’s current deal was set to expire at the end of the season and so MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has acted swiftly to secure the talented youngster’s services until, at least, June 2016.
The 20-year-old signed the new deal just before today’s match against Port Vale.
A graduate of the Club’s Academy, Baldock has successfully made the step up to the Dons first team squad this season, with 19 appearances to his name in 2013/14 heading into today’s Sky Bet League 1 clash with Port Vale.
Baldock completed the deal earlier today under the watchful eye of his manger Robinson who, when speaking to mkdons.com, was understandably delighted with the news.
The 33-year-old manager said: “George is a gifted young talent and he worked extremely hard in the closed-season to return in a fantastic shape. He has worked tremendously hard on and off the pitch to compete for a place in the first team squad.
“Whenever he’s played this season he’s done remarkably well and I think now he’s managed to step out from the shadow of his brother (Sam) and develop his own relationship with the supporters at stadiummk.
“George is young, energetic, and passionate and can play in a number of different positions. He’s exactly the sort of player I want at this Football Club and I’m delighted to have secured his services for the foreseeable future.”
Based in Steeple Claydon, Baldock joined the Dons’ academy aged 10 before signing his first professional deal with the Club in 2011.
Limited to just a handful of games in the first two years of his professional career, Baldock has spent time on loan with various clubs; including Icelandic side IBV and the Dons’ neighbours Northampton Town.
Baldock, though, has now fully established himself as a first-team player with the Dons and he will be hoping to add to his 27 total appearances over the next two-and-a-half years.