It’s safe to say that Chuks Aneke hasn’t had the start to 2018 that he’d of hoped for, however, he’s now determined to help MK Dons climb out of the relegation zone.
The 24-year-old saw red at Northampton Town that saw him miss the defeats against Coventry City, Walsall and Portsmouth.
He would make his return at the SportsDirect.com Park, but he’d last just 15-minutes after a muscle strain saw him replaced by Kieran Agard. That saw him miss another two games in the shape of Charlton Athletic and Rochdale.
The influential frontman was back in the fold for Saturday’s clash against Fleetwood Town and was more than happy to take to the field once again.
“I’m delighted to be back,” Aneke told iFollow MK Dons following the final whistle.
“I haven’t played for five games – I was itching to get out there and help the boys. I believe I can score goals and assist too – I don’t want to be watching.”
Dan Micciche echoed Chuks’ words and believes the whole squad receives a boost when the former Arsenal man is named in the team.
“We all saw Chuks’ ability against Fleetwood. Not just psychologically for our players, but he’s so good technically too – it was great to have him back.”
Aneke was eventually replaced with 13-minutes of normal time remaining with Micciche replacing him with Agard as a means of easing him back into the side.
“We took him off as a precaution. We could have kept him on but he hasn't played a lot of football lately and we can't afford for him to break down.”