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Skipper set for 750th MK Dons game

Dean Lewington will hit milestone if he features against Sunderland...

17 January 2020

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Dean Lewington could make his 750th appearance for MK Dons on Saturday but the captain says he is fully focused on the team’s goal and not his own personal achievements.

The skipper is the longest-serving active player in the EFL and, if involved against Sunderland this weekend, will join an exclusive group of footballers to reach the 750-mark for one club.

While honoured to reach that milestone, Lewington is only worried about securing an important three points for his side, as they look to climb the Sky Bet League One table.

“We've done so many now, we're running out of things to talk about!” Lewington said about reaching the milestone. “It’s nice to reach milestones but there are more important things - it's a big game for the club.

“We’ve managed to pull ourselves three points clear but we're still fully aware of where we are. We can't get complacent - results have been excellent recently but when you're down there, you're only one result away from looking back over your shoulder.

“We need to keep doing what we're doing and push up the table.”

While Lewington wasn’t interested on talking about the milestone, his manager was happy to comment and praise his skipper for what he describes as a ‘phenomenal’ achievement.

“It speaks volumes of Deano, his character and how good a player he is,” Russell Martin said.

“I don't see how, in modern football, anyone ever plays that many games for one club again. Even spending that many seasons at a club, it's phenomenal – that’s 40, 50 games a year regularly, avoiding injury and being consistent enough to be in the team every week too.

“He's been one of our top performers this season. He’s really consistent and looks like he’s enjoying his football again.

“He is 100 per cent a legend. You'll never get another one like Deano. When he does eventually hang his boots up, Luke Williams said we should just dip him in gold and put him outside!”


Tickets for Saturday's clash with Sunderland are priced at £22 adults, £17 seniors and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with an accompanying adult. Supporters can upgrade to premium seats in the East Centre for a £5 premium while an upgrade to clubRed is just £10 more.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343.

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