Daniel Powell has this evening (Tuesday) put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Milton Keynes Dons, the Club is delighted to announce.
Powell, one of four academy graduates currently in the Dons’ first team, has extended his stay with the Football Club until 2015, with the option of a further year. The news follows just days after team-mate Luke Chadwick inked a new deal with the Dons.
The Luton-born winger is one of the hottest young talents to have come through the impressive academy set-up at stadiummk and he has become a key component in the Karl Robinson’s side over the last few seasons.
Powell, who celebrates his 22nd birthday in seven days time, has already made over 100 first team appearances for the Dons and has 22 goals to his name.
He made a name for himself when he burst on to the scene as a 17-year-old and scored on his debut at Hartlepool United. Since then, Powell has established himself as a regular in the MK Dons team.
This season, Powell has featured 29 times and has also found the net on five occasions – most notably to earn a point away at AFC Bournemouth in August.
Powell becomes the second player in the space of three days to sign a new contract with the Dons and his manager Robinson is delighted to have his services for the next two seasons.
The 32-year-old manager said:”Daniel Powell is one of a number of talented players to come through our Academy and I am delighted he has committed his future to the Football Club.
“We know with Powelly we have a player who can turn a game in our favour in an instant. He has added goals to his game, but there is still a lot of work to be done until he becomes the finished article.
“We will continue to work hard with Powelly on and off the training pitch to continue his development. He is only 21 years old and I still believe the best is yet to come.
“Powelly offers us a great deal of pace and an option going forward, and he is an important player to the team.”