Brandon Thomas-Asante hopes to ‘make everyone proud’ after putting pen-to-paper on his first professional deal with MK Dons.
He becomes the 19th Academy star to sign professional terms with the Dons and the second apprentice to do so this season following on from Oran Jackson.
“It’s not really sunk in yet,” Thomas-Asante told MK Dons PlayerHD. “I started playing football when I was young because it’s what I loved doing so to make it my job now is great.
He added: “I’ll give it my best.”
“I want to put on performances for the fans, myself and the coaches and I want to make everyone proud.
“I want to keep on improving and be the best I can be. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m ready for what comes ahead.
“The work starts now. This is an event in my career but this only a small part of what can happen – I want to do a lot at MK Dons.
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“I feel like I’ve been allowed to showcase myself. Everyone has been really warm and welcoming, and I really feel part of the team – it’s a really nice feeling.”
“I’m enjoying it so much,” the forward said with a smile. “ll the fans have taken to me so well and I’m really motivated to make the most of this chance and show everyone what I’m capable.
Thomas-Asante has impressed since making his debut in the opening-day victory over Shrewsbury Town and his excellent start to the campaign was capped off when he scored the winning penalty in the Dons’ Checkatrade Trophy tie against Barnet.