Luke Chadwick says his six years with MK Dons were some of best of his career.
Chadwick, who originally joined the Dons on loan from Norwich City in October 2008, played 245 games during his time in Milton Keynes - a total which sees him ranked fifth in the Club’s all-time appearance chart.
The midfielder was back at Stadium MK on New Year’s Day as part of the Club's Once A Don, Always A Don initiative and, before the game with Cambridge United, he caught up with iFollow MK Dons to reflect on his time as a Don.
“It’s great to be back,” he told iFollow MK Dons. “I had some great times here, playing at this stadium and in front of the fans who were always great to me.
“The Chairman and the manager here at the time made me feel so welcome. I played a lot of games and it was a really good time for me. It was a pleasure to be play here and it was one of the best times of my career.
“I always keep my eye on MK Dons and always hope they do well. It’s great to see them back at the top of the league after a couple of difficult seasons.
"I came to the Blackburn [Rovers] game last season when it was a really difficult time for the Club. They’ve got a new manager now and the club seems to be on an upward spiral. Long may that continue!”
Chadwick’s loyalties were split on New Year’s Day with the former Dons man now an Academy coach with Cambridge United. The 38-year-old works with the Under-15s and Under-16s at The Abbey Stadium and says it’s a role he’s enjoying.
“I’m really enjoying my time coaching,” he said. “It’s completely different world to when I was a player - no finishing at lunchtime. Long, long days but it’s good to keep busy and to still be in football.”
MK Dons' Once A Don, Always A Don player visits are made possible thanks to Osmo UK.