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Ben's back at Stadium MK

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

28 July 2020

Ben Gladwin has put pen to paper on a new deal to remain with MK Dons.

The attacking midfielder spent the second half of last season at Stadium MK and made a strong impression during his nine appearances.

He scored a stunning strike in the 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers and played a key role in the Dons’ resurgence under boss Russell Martin.

“I’m delighted,” Gladwin told iFollow MK Dons, in an exclusive interview on his first day back in training ahead of the 2020/21 season.

“Me and Russ were in dialogue for most of the time we were away. I know the Football Club wanted to take some time to see where it would be at, but I only had my eyes on this while we were away.

“I really enjoyed my time here last season. The Club giving me the opportunity after such a long time out was really special for me, so I’m pleased it’s sorted now and I can’t wait to get going again.”

He added: “I know last year was mostly about staying in the division but we’ve built an identity. We’ve got a whole pre-season now to work on a number of things and I’m confident it will set us up for a positive season.”

Gladwin, 28, began his career with Reading before spending time in non-league with Wallingford, Hayes & Yeading United, Windsor & Eton and Marlow.

He moved into professional football with Swindon Town in November 2013 and went on to star for the Robins, netting 11 goals in 39 appearances and helping the Wiltshire outfit reach the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs in 2015.

Gladwin’s form earned him a move to Sky Bet Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers in 2015 before, two years later, making the switch to Blackburn Rovers, where he spent two seasons.

He left Ewood Park in January ahead of his move to Stadium MK – a move which has now been extended beyond the original five months.

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