Oran Jackson has been training with MK Dons’ first-team since his return and the second-year scholar is eager to impress.
“This is a chance to show I can cope at this level,” the 17-year-old defender told mkdons.com. “In football, age is just a number – it’s about what you put it on the training pitch and during games, and I’m putting in everything I can.
He continued: “My realistic aim is to stay in the first team and get some minutes. I’d like to experience it all a year early because that will help me, if I become a professional next year.”
“I don’t want to just be keeping up with the others, I want to be at the top of the group. The gaffer told me not just to follow other players because I’m younger than them but to be a leader and I’m looking to do that.”
Jackson could feature for MK Dons on Tuesday 26th July, when the men from MK1 host Everton in a pre-season friendly.
Tickets for the friendly are priced from £12 adults and £3 under-18s, while Season Ticket holders are entitled to discounted prices - click here for full details!
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