George Williams says winning promotion to Sky Bet League One more than makes up for the three-plus months he spent on the sidelines due to injury.
Williams suffered a hamstring injury away at Bury in January and, after undergoing surgery to repair the issue, was initially ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
However, with the help and support of the Club’s Sports Science and Medicine department, the defender managed to work his way back to fitness in time for the Good Friday trip to Notts County, coming off the bench at Meadow Lane to help the Dons see out an important victory.
Williams would go on to feature in each of the remaining three matches after that, including the promotion-clinching 1-0 victory over Mansfield Town which was played out in front of 20,000 supporters at Stadium MK
“I don’t think it can get much better than that,” Williams commented on the dramatic final day clash.
“It would have been nice, of course, to wrap [promotion] up early but I don’t think you can beat it - final day, the support was amazing. It was a day I will never forget and I’m sure the supporters will cherish the day forever as well.”
He continued: “It was nice to have been able to get back and help out in the last couple of games. To get my first start back in that final game means a lot.
“It’s a credit to the physios and the fitness coaches. They have all been brilliant. They did a terrific job.”
When asked if winning promotion made up for the 13 long weeks of rehabilitation, Williams, without hesitation, said: “One hundred percent.”