David Martin has today (Thursday) put pen to paper on a new two-year-deal with MK Dons, the Club is delighted to announce.
until June 2015.mkstadiumThe 27-year-old’s current deal was set to expire this summer but following successful negotiations, the Romford-born goalkeeper has committed his future to the Dons by extending his stay at
Martin, who began his professional career with Wimbledon, departed the Dons in 2006 to join Liverpool but returned to the Club four years later as Karl Robinson’s first signing as a manager.
During his three seasons back in MK, Martin established himself as the Club’s number 1 ‘keeper and has over 150 MK Dons appearances to his name. The shot-stopper saw his 2012/13 campaign cut short by a back complaint picked up away at Carlisle in March, and subsequently he missed the final months of the year.
Despite having his appearances limited by injury last season, Martin featured 41 times in 2012/13 and managed to keep 14 clean-sheets – form which contributed to the Dons finishing with the second-highest clean sheet total in League 1.
Now fit again, Martin will be chomping at the bit to return for the 2013/14 season with the aim of reclaiming the number 1 shirt at the Dons.
Dons boss Karl Robinson was delighted to secure the services for the experience goalkeeper for a two more years, he told mkdons.com: “David was my first signing at this Football Club, in his first year I thought he showed a lot of promise as well as areas of development for his individual game. Over the past three years he has matured in to one of the best goalkeepers in the League, his first touch is fantastic, his shot-stopping is excellent.
“David is a wonderful asset to this Club, on top of what he offers on the pitch he is also an excellent ambassador in the city. He is constantly out in the community and he meets the demands that come with being a footballer on and off the field and he is the type of role model that I want at this Football Club.
“Ian McLoughlin has come in over the past few months and done a wonderful job, we’re going to offer Ian a contract as well and hopefully the two of them can fight for a place next year.”
Keep a look-out for an exclusive interview with David Martin on MK Dons Player.