Potter commits his future to Dons

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DARREN Potter has signed a new contract with Dons to keep him at stadium:mk for a further two seasons.

The midfielder has been an integral part of Dons’ first team this season since joining from Sheffield Wednesday last summer. He has made 43 appearances in the centre of the park, scoring three goals, most recently against Preston North End at Deepdale last Saturday.

With his initial one-year deal set to expire in June, Potter said he was pleased to have secured his future at stadium:mk.

He said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new deal, there has been a bit of talk about it over the last few weeks so it’s great to have finally signed.

“The most important thing for me is I have enjoyed my football since I’ve been here. We play good attractive football, everyone knows the style that the manager wants and we have implemented that on the League this season and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it.

“The main thing about this club is it’s on its way up, going forward we have a good structure and base to the club and I think we do everything in the right way.”

Boss Karl Robinson hinted last week that Potter had agreed to extend his stay with Dons, and admitted that the 27-year-old is one of his key players.

Robinson said: “I’m over the moon. I fought hard to get him over the summer so to acquire his services for another two seasons is a remarkable achievement by the club. He’s a no-nonsense player, and he is a tremendous athlete and tremendous professional.

“He is key to our success; the future is bright when you have the likes of Darren Potter committing his future. He puts his heart and soul into matches and when he’s not there we miss him.

“In the dressing room he is a very strong character and the players know how good he is. This is a big boost for us all.”