Buoyant Bowds signs new contact

Dean Bowditch.
Dean Bowditch.

Dean Bowditch was delighted to be offered a new two-year contract to extend his stay at MK Dons.

The 28-year-old has suffered an injury-fraught two years at stadium:mk, but played a key role in the final 10 games of last season which helped Dons earn promotion to the Championship.

Bowditch has made 152 appearances for Dons since he joined in summer 2011, netting 35 times.

With his previous contract set to expire this summer, Bowditch said he was ecstatic to be offered a new deal to ensure he remained at Dons for the next two years.

“I’m absolutely over the moon,” he said. “As soon as the Club said they wanted to offer me a contract, I was really pleased.

“It was a bit of an up and down season for me but I thought I finished well and the chance to play in the Championship is very exciting.

“I scored some goals and set some up towards the end – I felt like I was getting back to where I was when I first came. If I can continue that then it will only help the team and that’s my main aim.

“As a team, we finished brilliantly and hopefully we take that momentum into next season, which I can’t wait for.”

Bowditch joins Dean Lewington, Lee Hodson, Carl Baker and Tom Flanagan in signing new contracts during this pre-season, while Joe Walsh has been signed on a permanent basis.