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Brandon extends Dons stay

New deal for Academy graduate...

26 January 2018

MK Dons are pleased to confirm that forward Brandon Thomas-Asante has extended his contract with the Football Club.

Thomas-Asante’s deal was set to expire at the end of the current season but the Academy graduate has put pen-to-paper on a new one-and-a-half-year deal which will keep him at Stadium MK until June 2019.

“I’m so pleased to have put pen to paper,” the 19-year-old told iFollow MK Dons. “I’m thankful to all around me for their support.

“We’ve been talking in the last couple of weeks. I couldn’t wait to get things signed so I could carry on with my football at this Club – this is my hometown team and I love playing here, in front of the fans.

“I just can’t wait to kick on now and show everyone what I’m capable of. I know I can do more and I’m not going to stop until I do.”

Thomas-Asante made his debut for the Dons back in August 2016 as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow. Since then, he has gone on to total 24 first-team appearances – 12 of which have come this season.

Manager Dan Micciche, who has known Thomas-Asante since the age of 10, said: “I’m very proud of Brandon. I’ve seen a lot of him while I’ve been away from the Club and I’ve been really impressed with his development.

“He’s established himself as a first-team squad member but there are still a lot of steps left in Brandon’s development. Knowing the boy as I do, this will be just the start for him. He’s very dedicated to the game and he’s got a great work-rate so this will be a motivation to take the next step.

“He’s a local boy so I’m sure the fans will get right behind him.”

Thomas-Asante becomes the fifth Dons player to commit their future to the Football Club since the start of the season following on from Chuks Aneke, Joe Walsh, Lee Nicholls and Callum Brittain, while David Kasumu and Dylan Asonganyi have also signed professional terms this campaign.

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