Departing defender Shaun Williams thanked the MK Dons staff, players and fans after completing his move to Millwall on Monday.
Earlier today, Williams joined the Lions for an undisclosed fee and, in turn, ended a 23-month association with MK Dons, his first professional club. The transfer was finalised on Monday afternoon after clearance was given by the Football League.
The Irishman played 137 times for the Dons and finishes with 25 goals to his name and in an exclusive interview with mkdons.com the 27-year-old was keen to show his appreciation for the Club that he admits ‘will always hold a special place in his heart.
Williams said: “I’d just like to thank the Club for the last two-and-a-half years. I tried my hardest during my time here to try and help MK Dons get promoted but it’s just not gone to plan. When somebody wants to pay money for you it’s a big thing in my mind and I’ve been given that opportunity with Millwall and I’ve taken it.
“The Dons will always hold a special place in my heart because they gave me the opportunity to come to England in the first place. The chairman, the gaffer, the lads and all the fans have been fantastic towards me and I hope that I’ve given them enough over the past few seasons to have earned that.
“I am quite proud of what I’ve achieved but I think that’s down to the Gaffer as well, he gave me the opportunity to play all those games and hopefully repaid that faith with my performances.
“I’m now looking forward to this new challenge as it’s a nice chance to test myself in the Championship.”
Williams, who has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at The Den, could be in line to make his debut for Millwall tomorrow night away at Sheffield Wednesday, as Ian Holloway’s side look to pull away from the relegation places.
And the former Republic of Ireland Under-23 international is keen to help his new employers avoid the drop and hopes that next season he’ll be able to re-visit stadiummk in a Sky Bet Championship fixture.
“I want to help Millwall avoid relegation and I’d love to see MK Dons get promoted. That would be a win-win situation for me.”
The transfer was completed earlier