Harvie is proving his worth for Dons

The Scottish wing-back is more settled and consistent than ever

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Daniel Harvie in action against Crewe

Dons are beginning to see the best of Daniel Harvie according to Russell Martin

The 22-year-old has made 35 appearances this season, but has been in and out of the side during the course of his first campaign at the club since signing from Ayr United in the summer.

Having missed out on a starting breth for several months, Harvie's return took a big hit when he was substituted after half-an-hour against Wigan last month. Coming back into the side against Doncaster Rovers though, he netted the winner in the 1-0 win and kept his place for the 2-0 defeat to Crewe on Monday.

After a disrupted start to life at Stadium MK, with international duty forcing him to miss games, Martin feels Dons are now beginning to see a more settled and consistent Harvie.

"Danny was probably one of our best players on Monday," said the manager. "He’s been great in the last few games. He’s come from a really different level and although he's played a lot of football, he's still very young. He’s had international football that has disrupted his flow earlier in the season and is his first season in a difficult level.

"He's had some great moments, he's had some dips as you'd expect. His attitude and mentality is unbelievable, he’s desperate to improve and develop, he’s feisty and a bit of devilment in him and I love that.

"He has the potential to really grow with us, kick on and he will be a big player for us moving forwards. You have to be patient with young players, you have to accept mistakes and dips in form, but make sure they learn from it. They will never be punished for those mistakes though.

"Daniel reacted well to coming out the team and worked even harder to get back into the side. He's now getting the rewards for that hard work."