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Tshimanga signs, joins Brittain in Iceland

2 May 2016

MK Dons have taken up the one-year option on striker Kabongo Tshimanga, who will spend the summer on loan in Iceland with fellow young professional Callum Brittain.

Tshimanga signed professional terms with the Dons back in January 2015 after netting 50 goals in his final season with the Under-18s, and this deal means will now remain at stadiummk for at least a further 12 months.

As part of his continued development, Tshimanga has joined Icelandic Premier Division side Throttur Reykjavik on loan. He is accompanied in Northern Europe by fellow Academy graduate Brittain, who signed his first professional contract with the Club last week.

The pair both featured on the weekend for Throttur Reykjavik – on Sunday, Tshimanga came off the bench in the first-team’s league opener against FH, while Brittain played the full 90 minutes for the Under-19s in their Reykjavik Youth Cup final with Fjolnir on Saturday.

Boss Karl Robinson told mkdons.com: “This will be great for their development. They won’t get a summer break but this is a fantastic opportunity for them to not only play regular football but also develop off the field, being in a foreign country.

“We did a similar thing with George Baldock a few years back and that certainly helped him. Hopefully it can have the same impact on Kabby and Callum and they can come back ready and raring to go in pre-season.”

Tshimanga and Brittain will remain in Iceland until 18 July when they will re-join the Dons’ first-team for pre-season training ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

mkdons.com will keep you up-to-date with the duo’s development during their time in the Nordics.

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