Kay commits his future to Dons by signing deal

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Antony Kay has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal to keep him at MK Dons next season.

The defender was one of three players offered new contracts, with their existing deals set to expire at the end of June.

The futures of Stephen Gleeson and Mark Randall remain in the balance, with neither confirmed at stadium:mk as yet.

Kay has been a regular at the back under Karl Robinson since signing from Huddersfield Town in 2012, playing 76 times, scoring twice.

Kay spent the last few months of the season sidelined through injury, but with his future secured for another year, the defender said he is keen to get going again.

“I’m delighted,” he said. “Towards the end of last season, a new contract was mentioned and I knew then, definitely, that I wanted to stop here.

“It’s a great club and it’s only going to go forward. The stadium and the fans are great,

“I like the way the manager wants to play and the lads here are brilliant too. I’ve just really enjoyed the last two years and I just wanted to continue that on.”

Robinson admitted that losing Kay to injury was a turning point in Dons’ season, and is delighted to keep him at the back.

He said: “I’m made up that he’s staying. He bounced back from the red cards at the start of the 2012/13 season by performing very impressively last year, which tells you a lot about him.

“Losing him to injury was a big loss, but he worked hard to get back fit and ended the campaign as one of most important players.”