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Brittain staying a Don

Defender pens new deal to remain with MK Dons...

25 August 2020

Callum Brittain has put pen to paper on a new deal to remain with MK Dons.

The Academy graduate, who has been with the Club since the age of eight, has totalled 115 senior appearances since his debut in November 2016 – 37 of which came during the 2019/20 season.

Brittain becomes the fifth player to re-commit their future to the Club this summer, along with Dean Lewington, Ben Gladwin, Laurie Walker and Joe Mason.

“I’ve always loved my time here so it’s great to be back,” the England youth international told iFollow MK Dons after finalising his return to MK Dons.

“I’ve still got loads to learn and to develop on. Playing with confidence is a big part in that and Russ definitely gives me that – he’s made me really believe in myself.

“Hopefully the fans saw how well we were developing, as a team, last season. There’s a lot of optimism around the place so hopefully we can hit the ground running and make a positive start.”

Brittain joined the Club at the age of eight and progressed through the youth ranks to eventually sign professional terms ahead of the 2016/17 season.

That summer he spent time on loan with Icelandic side Throttur Reykjavik before returning to the Club and making his senior debut in the EFL Trophy fixture with Norwich City in November.

Brittain has since tallied 115 appearances in an MK Dons shirt while also contributing five goals, including a stunning first senior goal in the 1-1 draw with Oxford United in September 2017.

“I’m really pleased to have him back,” Martin told mkdons.com. “We’ve got a player who is a top performer at this level and someone who really suits what we’re trying to do here.

“It’s taken longer than we’d hoped to get him back because he’s a very, very good player and he had the right to see what was out there, but I know he’s very happy to be back in the building.

“He’s capable of really big things and it’s up to him to prove that here. I really believe in Callum and he knows that. Hopefully he can get up to speed quickly and hit the ground running when the season starts.”


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