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Dean: A moment I'll never forget

Max Dean shared his thoughts following his first senior career league goal…

7 February 2023

Max Dean’s first-ever senior league goal, alongside Mo Eisa’s spot-kick, secured a 2-0 victory for MK Dons against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium. The former Leeds striker shared his thoughts on his first Dons goal, as well as the victory on the road.

Dean, the second signing in the Club’s January transfer window, has made impacts from the bench in his first two games prior, but none matched the ‘special’ moment in his most-recent appearance.
Eisa’s calmly taken penalty within the opening stages of the clash had separated the sides throughout, however, three points were secured when the number 29 fired his attempt past Ellery Balcombe as the end of regulation time occurred.
“No feeling can sum up your first goal” Dean commented on opening his tally in an MK Dons shirt. “It’s a moment I’ll never forget, even if at the moment I can’t really remember it!

“As soon as I saw Mo break, I knew I had to get alongside him. Then he found me, like I knew he would, I just knew I’d finish it. It was the perfect feeling and I’m sure it’ll feel special when I watch it again.”
Since his Stadium MK arrival on January 19, Max Dean has featured for his former coach at Elland Road, Mark Jackson, on three separate occasions. When questioned about his time at the Club so far, the young forward replied “I couldn’t fault a single thing about the club.
“The fans have treated me really well and made me feel so welcome. To be able to give a bit back and show how much I care is great as well. We love it when they come to support us, so we want to put in performances, wins and score plenty of goals for them.

I’ve loved every second of being here. The players, the staff, the facilities, everything is perfect.”
Following the victory over the Gas, Max Dean and MK Dons must now prepare for what’s remaining in a difficult February month.
Dean shared his thoughts surrounding the positives they can take from Saturday's game, saying: “We had a great performance, two goals, a clean sheet – you can’t ask for much more. It’s something to build on and hopefully the momentum can help us.”


Max Dean and MK Dons return to Stadium MK action this weekend looking to secure back-to-back Sky Bet League One victories when they face Oxford United.

Tickets are priced from £24 adults, £18 over-65s, £12 under-25s and £6 under-18s while under-12s and under-7s tickets are priced from £3. Upgrades are available to East Centre and Club Red. Ticket prices will increase by £2 on the day of the game.

To book tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off from the Box Office.

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