Ben Reeves says Dons skipper Dean Lewington deserved his memorable end to the 2013/14 campaign.
“He is changing the style in League 1 which is better for English football. There are more and more teams trying to play the way we do, the way the manager has set up the team.”
“The manager has been brilliant for me and the football he plays doesn’t get recognised enough from people outside of League 1.
“Look at the facilities and what a big club it can be and what a big club it deserves to be. We’ve got everything here, we just want to take it to the next level.
“The things he said about the Club were great, he showed me around the stadium and I bought into it straight away.
He said: “I massively appreciate what the gaffer has done for me. I came to meet him in the summer and I instantly liked him.
Reeves’ kind words didn’t stop there though as the Player of the Year also praised boss Karl Robinson.
“We all get on well and that’s down to people like Lewie, who has been here for so many years and knows how to accept people into the Club straight away.”
“He does so much for the players around the training ground which goes unnoticed and I can’t speak highly enough of him.
“It’s an unbelievable achievement,” the 22-year-old told mkdons.com. “He’s such a big player here and he was so modest on stage at the awards night but that’s the type of guy he is.
Lewington made his 500th appearance for the Club in the 2-2 draw at Rotherham United before being named the Dons’ Player of the Decade last week.