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Matty excited for Dons debut

28 March 2014

Winger Matty Kennedy says there will be no better way to start his loan spell at MK Dons than by playing in front of a record-breaking crowd at stadiummk.

The Everton youngster joined the Club on loan until the end of the season on Wednesday and could make his debut in the highly-anticipated clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The game will definitely see MK Dons’ home league attendance broken but, as of Friday lunchtime, the Club were closing in on their all-time record of 19,506.

And Kennedy admits he is excited by the opportunity to impress in front of such a big crowd. He told MK Dons Player: “You dream about playing in front of thousands of fans and MK Dons have given me the chance to come and do that.

“I’m pleased to be here and hopefully I can get a run-out on Saturday. I remember coming to this stadium (with Tranmere Rovers) and it’s brilliant. 

“Obviously Wolves are up there so it’s going to be difficult game but we need to focus on ourselves. We need to get the three points to get into the play-offs.”

The move to Milton Keynes sees Kennedy return to League 1 for a second time this season following on from his two-month loan stay with Tranmere.

Kennedy made eight appearances for the Rovers before being recalled by parent club Everton and the 19-year-old is now relishing the chance to develop under Liverpudlian Karl Robinson at stadiummk.

“I enjoy playing Under-21s football but, at the end of the day, to get into the first-team at Everton you’ve got to go out on loan because it’s really the next step after Under-21s,” he said.

“I was enjoying playing at Tranmere but (Everton) brought me back because they wanted me to play in a more footballing team.

“Hopefully I can come and bring some more options attacking-wise. I’m a winger so I like to take players and create chances for the strikers.”

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