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Sorinola secures MK Dons future

Defender puts pen-to-paper on a new contract...

23 December 2019

MK Dons are pleased to announce that defender Matthew Sorinola has signed a new deal with the Football Club.

Sorinola signed a six-month contract this summer, which was due to expire on December 31st, but today [Monday] has put pen-to-paper on fresh terms which will extend his future with the Dons.

“I’m very pleased,” the full-back said in an exclusive interview with iFollow MK Dons. “There was a bit of pressure on me, knowing I only had until the New Year, but I’ve been working hard all season to get this deal - I’m delighted it’s all sorted.

“I’m thankful to Russ, the management team and everyone who has supported me. I have terrific teammates here too. Hopefully, with their support, I can push on now and continue to impress.”

Sorinola joined the Club on scholarship terms as a 16-year-old after progressing through the youth set-up with Fulham. He featured regularly for the Under-18s and Under-23s before turning professional in June.

The diminutive defender made his senior debut in the Trophy victory over Fulham Under-21s back in September, earning the Man of the Match award for his performance. He earned the same accolade a month later, for his display in the Dons’ following Trophy tie against Wycombe Wanderers.

Manager Russell Martin told “I have been really pleased with Matty’s progress and he’s shown us that he can play a part in what we’re trying to do.

“He’s earned this contract but now he needs to keep working as hard as he has done, and keep showing the attitude that he’s shown to get to this point, in order to continue his development and work his way into the squad.”

Martin added: “We have a number of Academy-produced players in the squad and that’s testament the work that the Academy are doing. It’s what this Club has been about for years and we will always encourage it.”

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