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Worth the wait for Callum

19 April 2017

Callum Brittain waited eight months for his first league start in an MK Dons shirt but the 19-year-old made two in the space of four days over Easter, making the wait worthwhile.

Brittain was one of three young professionals handed the chance in last Friday’s clash with Scunthorpe United at Stadium MK and the Academy graduate retained his place in the starting XI for Monday’s trip to Southend United – playing his part in the impressive 2-1 success.

“I’m buzzing,” Brittain told MK Dons PlayerHD.

“The gaffer has built my confidence up since he’s come in, bringing me on a couple of times, but getting that first start has really boosted my confidence – hopefully I can make a few more before the end of the season.”

“It’s nice, though, to finally get that chance to start and hopefully I can kick on now.”

“When I came back from Iceland I did my ankle and it was a bit frustrating not playing in the games against Newport and Reading.

The two league starts come at the end of a campaign which began in frustrating fashion for Brittain, who missed out on featuring in the early EFL Cup matches like several of his peers because of an ankle injury sustained soon after his return from a loan spell in Iceland.

“It was lovely to play at Stadium MK – I’d got on a couple times before but never here so it was a good feeling.”

Brittain added: “It was a bit of shock when I was told I’d start (against Scunthorpe) but I was buzzing. I made sure I prepped myself right and stayed relaxed and confident.

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