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Starlet Alli aiming high

8 August 2014

Dele Alli is eager to get his second season as a professional underway this weekend at home to Gillingham.

The 18-year-old midfielder scored seven goals in 37 appearances for the Dons last season, establishing himself as a key member of the first-team as well as developing a reputation for being one of the country’s most exciting young English talents.

Alli, therefore, is placing higher expecations on his shoulders this season, as he looks to maintain a starting berth in Karl Robinson's side.

He told reddot: “I completely out did what I had hoped and therefore I have high expectations of myself coming into this year. You’re always fighting for your place so I’ve never had a chance to think ‘I’m a first-team player’, and each game you’re just doing as well as you can to get into the next team.

“I just want to be a key part of this side and continue performing the best I possibly can for the team, each game. I’m still very young and have a lot to learn but I’m just going to the best that I can and then it’s up to the gaffer to pick who he wants to pick.”

Read more from Dele on his first season in senior football, his role models and speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League in this Saturday’s edition of reddot magazine, which will be available to buy around stadiummkfor just £3.

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