Lee Nicholls has committed his future to MK Dons by signing a new two-and-a-half-year contract.
Nicholls’ original deal was set to expire at the end of the current season but the goalkeeper will now remain at Stadium MK until June 2020.
Speaking to mkdons.com, the 25-year-old said: “I couldn’t be happier here. This is the first time I have been the number 1 at my parent club and I’m enjoying playing games regularly.
“Signing this new deal has provided some stability for me. I know where I will be playing for the next couple of seasons and now it’s up to me to keep playing well in order to keep my place.”
Nicholls joined the Dons in August 2016 and made his debut in the EFL Cup tie at Newport County later that month. He had to remain patient for his chance to impress in the league but when given the opportunity to start the final seven games of the 2016/17 season, he took advantage and put in a number of highly-impressive performances.
That led to the Liverpudlian being handed the number 1 shirt at the start of the season and he has maintained his good form throughout the past five months.
He has so far kept 10 clean sheets for the Dons and will be looking to add many more to that total over the next two-and-a-half years.
Manager Robbie Neilson told mkdons.com: “We are delighted to sign Lee up. I have no doubts there were other teams looking at Lee and interested in him but he has committed his future here.
“We gave him an opportunity this season and he’s done well. He is very level-headed, a fantastic shot-stopper and he is good with both feet.
“He has got work to do to get to the level that I believe he can get to but as long as he keeps working hard, he’s got a great chance of getting there. I see him as a big asset for the Club.”