Andrew Surman believes Stadium MK is the ideal spot for him to continue his impressive footballing career.
MK Dons swooped to secure the services of the former AFC Bournemouth captain on Tuesday, adding over 450 games worth of experience to their midfield.
Surman, who started in the Premier League as recently as February, hopes to lend as much as possible on and off the pitch during his time at Stadium MK.
“I’m the type of player who wants to get on the ball and impose the technical side of my game onto a match,” the 34-year-old said in his first interview with iFollow MK Dons. “By the looks of it, I’ve come to the right place.
“It feels like quite a long time since I’ve been involved so when I spoke to Russ and when he asked about me joining here for a couple of months, I was delighted. I’m grateful for the opportunity and really happy to be here.
“He spoke to me about the way he wants to play and I was really impressed. I know Russ from Norwich and I know the brand of football that he wants to play - it’s something that suits my game.
“That brand of football is what I’ve known for the six years that I was at Bournemouth. Russell has a really good philosophy – he wants to get the ball down and play a good, exciting brand of football, and you only have to look at the stats to see that it’s working.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Russ and hopefully I can bring something to his team.”
While Surman hasn’t featured in a competitive match since playing 90 minutes for the AFC Bournemouth in their Premier League fixture with Burnley back in February, the central midfielder is hoping to be involved right away.
“I’m looking forward to the game on Saturday,” he said. “Hopefully we can get a good result.
“We got a massive result at Sunderland, the weekend just gone so now it’ll be about following that up on Saturday.
“Hopefully we can put on another show for [the fans] and get another good result. We want to put ourselves in a positive position for when they do come back, so they can watch the back end of a successful season.”
Andrew Surman could make his debut this weekend when MK Dons take on Hull City at Stadium MK.
Due to the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash with Hull City will take place behind closed doors but fans will be able to watch the match courtesy of an iFollow MK Dons Video Match Pass.
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