Easy adjustment for Aidan Nesbitt after his MK Dons move

Aidan Nesbitt
Aidan Nesbitt

"There are a good few Scottish voices in the dressing room, especially with the coaching staff as well!" laughed Aidan Nesbitt. Settling into MK Dons has been pretty easy for the former Celtic man so far.

Billed as a player for the future, one to watch, a 'development squad' player when he first arrived on transfer deadline day, 20-year-old Nesbitt made an immediate impact when he came off the bench against Oxford, and then scored the winner in his first start against Plymouth a week later.

He has a new song about him - sampling Earth, Wind and Fire - has a few appearances under his belt and he is breaking into the first team, something he didn't feel would happen at his former club.

He said: "(Moving to MK Dons) was a great opportunity. I didn't want to stop my progress.

"At Celtic, it's really hard to get into the team. You see, sometimes, players are 22-years-old and still not playing and I just wanted to get games. I feel coming here, so far, has been really good and hopefully I can build on that, keep playing and progressing.

"(Robbie Neilson) was massive in bringing me here. He did a great job up in Scotland. Coming here, knowing of the gaffer, it was really helpful for me. I've really enjoyed working with him.

Aidan Nesbitt has been used primarily as an impact player from the bench so far

Aidan Nesbitt has been used primarily as an impact player from the bench so far

"To be honest, the English game is different. The pitches are all lovely here! In Scotland, they're a bit tougher! It takes a bit of time to adjust but I think I've adjusted pretty well."

But while Neilson keeps the youngster on the fringes for now, Nesbitt hopes he can continue to impress in the time he's given, giving the manager a headache when it comes to picking his teams.

He said: "If I keep coming off the bench and playing well, it'll look good and will feed back in to the gaffer. Hopefully I can keep doing it and work my way into the first team and put in a performance that will make it hard to take me out.

"When you come into games as an attacker, every gaffer will tell you go to on and change the game for us, get the winner, get the goal. I feel as though, when I've come on, I've been decent and I felt I've create a few things, a few chances. Obviously on Tuesday we drew and we didn't score a goal but when I came on I felt I influenced the game in a positive way.

"I need to add goals. Getting a goal in my first start was brilliant, but the more I play, and start, the more I can add to that tally."