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Bird buzzing to be back after season on the sidelines

Young forward found the net in Saturday's friendly with Coventry City...

24 August 2020

Jay Bird spent the majority of his first year as a professional on the sidelines due to a serious injury, but the MK Dons forward is back and looking to make up for lost time this pre-season.

Bird, who turned pro in summer 2019 after progressing through the Club’s Academy, has been rehabbing throughout lockdown in a bid to get back fit for pre-season.

He has featured in each of the last three friendlies this summer, including Saturday’s practice match with Coventry City during which he got on the scoresheet with a terrific curling effort.

“It’s a great feeling to be back,” he told iFollow MK Dons following the encounter with Norwich City on Friday.

“It was my first proper injury – and it wasn’t a short one! It was a huge learning curve for me, and I feel I’ve matured as a person and as a player.

“The lockdown didn’t help either, adding on another few months, but I suppose the extra two months have helped a lot. Hopefully I’ve been able to turn a negative thing into a positive.

“I’ve feel like I’ve played well [this pre-season] and helped the team out. Russ has given me a chance and it’s up to me show him and the rest of the team what I can do. Hopefully I can continue to show that during pre-season and we’ll see how far that gets me.”


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