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Stadium MK the perfect home for Josh

3 March 2021

Josh McEachran believes Russell Martin and MK Dons are the ideal fit for the the next stage of his career.

The 28-year-old has shown throughout his career that he enjoys getting on the ball and dictating the tempo of the game. The former Brentford man showed his talents on the ball during his spell at Griffin Park, making over 100 appearances for the Championship side.

Martin’s side have shown this season how comfortable they are keeping the ball – something McEachran saw just days into his time training with the Dons.

“It’s the perfect fit,” McEachran told iFollow MK Dons. “The stage I’m at, yes I’ve been out for a year, but this is the fittest and strongest I’ve felt for a long time. I’m ready to go and the way we play sold it to me – I can’t wait to get going.

“I told my agent that I’m at a crucial stage of my career so I didn’t want to go anywhere that lumped the ball over my head and I wasn’t going to play. When I started training here I was shocked at how much we do play and how much benefits we get from it. I am really looking forward to it - I’m grateful to get the opportunity.

“I came here and found the training fantastic. The way Russ gets us playing is fantastic and perfect for me. It’s the style I like to play so it’s the perfect fit for me until the end of the season.”

Russell Martin certainly isn’t short of midfield options to choose from. Ben Gladwin, Andrew Surman, Scott Fraser and Matt O’Riley have held the position in recent weeks. Jordan Houghton has recently returned from injury, while Louis Thompson and David Kasumu are not far behind.

Added to the depth are youngsters John Freeman and Lasse Sorensen who have shown their capabilities this season.

McEachran knows just how many options Martin has at his disposal and is looking forward to competing alongside his teammates for a starting spot.

“In any team, you’ll never walk in and play games you have to earn the right. The competition here is very good, and that’s exactly what you want. At the end of the day, it’s up to the gaffer who he decides to play. He’s got a good balance between experience and youth so it’s exciting times at the moment.

“I’m sure the gaffer has a lot of headaches in a lot of positions. I’m sure that’s what you want as a manager.”


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