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New deal for Burns

12 June 2015

Academy product Charlie Burns has penned a new contract with the Dons.

The goalkeeper, who turned 20 last month, has signed a one-year deal with an option which will keep him at stadiummk until at least June 2016.

Burns impressed during a loan spell at Truro City last season, playing his part in helping the White Tigers secure promotion to the National League South. He also featured on the bench for the Dons on 18 occasions.

Speaking to mkdons.com, Burns said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of the Club for another year. I feel like I’ve really settled in with the first team and the experience of being around the matchday squad last season was invaluable.

He continued: “I know where my weakness and strengths lie and I just want to continue improving next year. Hopefully I’ll get a little bit of football too, whether that be on loan, with the first team or in reserve games.”

Burns joined the Academy in 2011 and after featuring regularly for Mike Dove’s Under-18s, he was handed a substitute appearance in a friendly against a Tottenham Hotspur XI – the man between the sticks kept a clean-sheet and helped the young side earn a 1-0 win.

On the final day of the 2013/14 season, Burns made his competitive debut, replacing an injured David Martin 34 minutes into the clash with Leyton Orient. Later that month he signed his first professional contract with the Club – one which he has now extended.

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