Reeves rewarded with new contract

Ben Reeves
Ben Reeves

Ben Reeves celebrated putting pen to paper on a new contract by sparking Dons’ miraculous comeback against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old signed a deal to keep him at stadium:mk until summer 2017, before coming off the bench to set up the first goal with two minutes to go.

“It’s important to keep our winning mentality and we did that,” he said. “We’ve been trying to sort (the contract) for a few weeks.

“Hopefully I can continue my good form from recent years, and we want to continue that in the Championship.

“It was a tough game. Orient are a good team, and made chances hard to come by. We had to work hard and we were lucky to get chances at the end.

“Sometimes you get games where you don’t play that well and we have to grind results out.”

And the contract was a weight off manager Karl Robinson’s mind too.

He said: “The quality of Ben Reeves is there for all to see. To tie him down for a long term gives us tremendous piece of mind.

“It has been going on for a while. We knew we were close, but we wanted to get the games out of the way first.

“His agent has helped to bring in Sergio Aguza, Cristian Benavente and Jordan Spence so we know him well, and he told us not to worry. He stuck to his word and we got it over the line.”