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Dons strike deal with Sam

Forward extends Stadium MK stay...

9 March 2020

MK Dons are pleased to announce that striker Sam Nombe has signed a new contract with the Football Club.

Nombe, 21, has enjoyed a breakout 2019/20 season for the Dons, featuring 25 times and contributing five goals and three assists.

The exciting young forward becomes the third player to extend their stay at Stadium MK since the appointment of Russell Martin, along with Matthew Sorinola and David Kasumu – two other Academy graduates.

“I’m really pleased to sign and extend my future here,” Nombe said in an exclusive interview with iFollow MK Dons.

“I’m happy here at the Club – I’ve been here since I was 11-years-old so this is my home. I’m happy this is all sorted, so now I can focus on my football and continuing developing and helping the team.

“Our focus, as a team, is on securing our status in the division and then we’ll look to push forward next season. We have so much room to grow as a team and I’m excited about what we can do as a group.”

Nombe progressed through the Club’s Academy ranks before signing professional terms in summer 2017.

Later that year, he made his senor debut for the Dons in an EFL Cup win over Forest Green Rovers. His league debut followed three days later, as a substitute in a Sky Bet League One fixture away at Blackpool.

He made 12 further appearances over the next two seasons, while enjoying loan spells at Oxford City and Maidenhead United, before breaking into the first-team fold this campaign.

Scoring on his first outing of the season in the 4-1 win over Southend United, Nombe went on to net a brace against Stevenage in the EFL Trophy and then the opener in the 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon - his first league start with the Dons.

He found the net again in the New Year’s Day triumph over Bristol Rovers and will hope to add many more goals to his current total over the course of his contract.

Manager Russell Martin said of his striker: “It’s been a breakthrough season for Sam and he’s earned this new contract.

“Bringing players through the Academy is what this Club is all about, and Sam is the latest to come through and establish himself in the first team.

“He still has a lot to work on, and he knows that, but the Club thinks really highly of him and we hope he can continue to develop and fulfil his potential with us.”

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