Skipper Lewington remains in the dark over his MK Dons future

Saturday's match winner Dean Lewington is being made to wait on his future at MK Dons.

Saturday, 1st April 2017, 6:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:38 pm
Dean Lewington (right) and Dean Bowditch (left) are both out of contract at the end of the season.

The captain, who has made more than 600 appearances for the club since it was formed in 2004, is out of contract at the end of the season, netted the winner against Gillingham in stoppage time.

But while Dons aren't mathematically safe yet, despite sitting 14th and eight points clear of the relegation zone with six games remaining, Lewington remains in the dark as to where his future lies.

"There are a few of us in the same boat, and we don't know what's going on," the skipper admitted. "The club are trying to focus on staying in the league. They'll sit down with us at the end of the season and tell us what's going on, but we just keep doing our job.

"You play for a club as long as you're contracted to them. There's not much else we can do! It's just a case of waiting, playing and doing your best. They'll make a decision when the time comes."

His winner deep into stoppage time against Gillingham was his first of the season and couldn't have come at a better time after George Williams was sent off, giving away a penalty to allow Gills the chance to snatch an equaliser in the last minute, having trailed 2-0 after just 10 minutes of the game.

But the win would be the seventh in 11 home games under Robbie Neilson, a solid turnaround after nine months without a home win prior to his arrival at Stadium MK.

Lewington continued: "We've got decent form here, but we're not playing two halves of the same stuff which is frustrating. The first half was excellent, with good moves and good goals. But we're failing to replicate performances, and we can't find any continuity. We're more confident here now."

Speaking about his goal, Lewinton added: "It wasn't the prettiest! The keeper came out and I just tried to get something on it and get it goalwards. Luckily enough, it went up and their players graciously let it go up and in. It was an important goal.

"When they celebrated, I thought it was strange that they didn't grab the ball and want to go for a third. They took their time and the momentum didn't swing their way. It was good to strike so early because the last five minutes otherwise could have been quite nervous. They lost a player in the melee too so it made it a bit more comfortable."