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Matty: Senior players have helped younger professionals

12 September 2019

Matty Sorinola says that the senior players at MK Dons have lent a helping hand to the younger ones as they enter the world of professional football.

Sorinola, who signed his first professional contract in the Summer, noted that the likes of Russell Martin and Dean Lewington have provided the youngster with valuable information.

The defensive duo have combined for over 1,000 league starts during their careers and can pass on lessons to Sorinola and the other first-year professionals.

“I’ve got the likes of George Williams, Dean Lewington and Russell Martin giving me information,” Sorinola told iFollow MK Dons. “It’s been a challenging step up but I’m always learning from them.

“The young players are always learning from the more experienced ones, we are trying to do our best to make the step-up to the first-team – it’s been a really enjoyable few months.

“I’ve found my first few months good, everyone has helped me settle in. I’m looking forward to playing, training and trying to get into the squad.”

Last weekend, Sorinola saw two fellow academy graduates feature against AFC Wimbledon, with Nombe netting the opening goal of the game.

The defender said that seeing the duo feature in the Sky Bet League One clash shows there is a route to first-team football at MK Dons.

“Sam and David deserved their chance. They’ve shown in pre-season what they’ve got and when they were called upon – they played very well.

It shows us that there is a pathway to the first-team if you keep working hard and if you train hard you can get your chance in the match.”


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