Cameron Jerome brings a wealth of experience to MK Dons but hopes to contribute just as much on the pitch as he does off it.
The experienced striker, who has close to 600 career appearances to his name, completed a move to Stadium MK earlier this month and opened his account in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Gillingham.
Jerome hopes to assist boss Russell Martin with the development of the Dons’ younger teammates during his time with the Club but wants his main influence to come on the pitch, in the form of goals.
“If I was here just to be a part of it, I’d be yelling with Luke and the Gaffer on the sidelines,” the 34-year-old said in a pre-match press conference ahead of tonight’s trip to Oxford United.
“I believe I can still play at any level. I’m fit and athletic for my age. When you turn 34, people look at you and think your legs have gone or you’re not hungry anymore – that’s nonsense.
“I want to play for as long as I can and enjoy it as long as I can. This is the next part of my journey and I’m happy it’s for MK Dons.”
He continued: “Of course, with my experience, it’s also my role to pass my knowledge to the rest of the lads. We’ve got a lot of young talented players here and it’ll be beneficial to the Club to help them out.”
MK Dons travel to the Kassam Stadium this evening looking to build on their first of the season at the weekend. Jerome wants the team to start creating some momentum and continue turning their dominant performances in to results.”
“The boys had been disappointed prior to Saturday’s win as the performances have been there.
“It can be deflating having dominated every game but playing teams that find a way to beat you. Sometimes that’s the case, though.
“It’s a 46-game season and there isn’t any need to panic about where we are. Once we click and get into gear within this style – it’ll be smoother.
“We will lose less games and make less mistakes. Our mistakes are highlighted and punished because of the way we play but we will continue to believe in our methods and our results will continue to come.”
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