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Surman staying a Don

Midfielder to remain at Stadium MK for the 2020/21 season...

14 January 2021

Andrew Surman has extended his stay with MK Dons until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The experienced midfielder joined the Club in November on a short-term deal which was due to expire at the end of this week.

Surman, who has made 12 appearances so far for the Dons and provided two assists, will now spend the remainder of the campaign at Stadium MK.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Club so I’m pleased to commit until the end of the season,” the former AFC Bournemouth man told iFollow MK Dons after signing his extension.

“I hadn’t played too much football before coming here but I’ve slowly found my fitness and really enjoyed being a part of things here.

“I don’t think I could be at a better club, especially in League One, to play the way I want to play.

“We’ve had a good month or so in terms of results so things are certainly looking promising and it’s a good thing to be a part of.”

Born in Johannesburg in South Africa, Surman moved to Southampton as a youngster and began his footballing career with the Saints. He played 146 times for the Hampshire club, and scored 18 goals, before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2009.

Spending just one year at Molineux, the midfielder moved to Norwich City ahead of the 2010/11 season and helped the Canaries achieve promotion to the top-flight that same campaign.

Surman featured in a total of 58 games for Norwich, playing alongside now Dons boss Russell Martin until he joined AFC Bournemouth, initially on loan, in July 2013.

Quickly establishing himself as a key player for the Cherries, the now 34-year-old went on to tally 198 appearances during a six-year spell at the Vitality Stadium, which ended back in June, prior to his move to Stadium MK.

Manager Russell Martin said: "Andrew has really started to show what he's about in the last few games, now that he's getting back to match fitness after a long time out.

"He gives us so much control and so much composure in the middle of the pitch. He brings an air of calm and assurance to the team. He very rarely loses the ball and he always knows what the situation is. I know that the other players like playing with him.

"He's really bought into what we're doing here and I know he's really enjoying his time here. I'm really pleased that Andrew is staying and I'm sure the fans will be too."

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