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Ethan: Dons the perfect place for me

Loanee excited for Stadium MK switch...

8 January 2021

Russell Martin's latest has labelled MK Dons as the perfect place for him to develop his career.

Ethan Laird progressed through the ranks at Manchester United and has featured for the Premier League side in both the Europa League and EFL Trophy.

Now, the promising youngster is looking continue the upward trajectory of his career under the stewardship of Russell Martin.

“This is the perfect place for me to continue developing, with the way the team play,” Laird told “They are aggressive, they like to get in behind and they leave it all out on the pitch and that's my idea of football.

“I'm quick, I like to dribble with the ball and I'm always looking to get in behind and put in crosses. I have bundles of energy and I'll be looking to put that to good use!"

Martin has proven that he’s not afraid to give young players minutes with the likes of David Kasumu, Matthew Sorinola and Lewis Johnson all featuring for his side this season. Elsewhere, Jack Davies, Charlie Smith, Malaki Black and Josh Bailey have all been handed debuts by the Boss.

Laird spoke highly of Martin and the way his MK Dons side play as he looks to repay his faith in the Manchester United loanee.

 “The manager has shown a lot of faith in me and what I can do for the team, and that’s all I could ask for - it’s now up to me show why he was right to choose me.

"I believe in the manager’s idea of the way we play and I want to make sure that I can help make that happen. I know we can achieve good things if we stick to the manager's beliefs and implement them on the pitch.

“I need to work my way into the team and get to know the lads, but I want to make as much of an impact as I can while I’m here. That’s something I’ll always hold myself too - how can I affect my teammates and the Club in a positive way.”

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