Stand or a statue - Dons fans vote on how to commemorate Dean Lewington

It proved impossible to pick just one choice

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 1:48 pm
Dean Lewington

Dean Lewington is showing no signs of retiring from football yet. Making his 800th MK Dons appearance on Saturday in the 2-1 win over Burton, Lewington's legacy continues to be written at Stadium MK.

He signed a new contract last week too to take him into his 20th season, while he has made the switch from left-back to centre-back this season without really missing a beat.

But such are his achievements at the club, missing just 107 games since the club formed in 2004 - an average of about six per season - talk of how to commemorate his career at the club have always been on the lips of supporters, be it a stand being named after him, a statue or retiring his #3 shirt number.

After holding a poll on Twitter last week, fans could not be separated on what they would like to see to mark Lewie's career. Though the skipper himself was against retiting his number, 17.5 per cent of voters picked the choice.

Many, including former Dons midfielder and two-time Player of the Year Alex Gilbey, wanted a statue, a stand AND to retire the number.

But there was no way to split opinion between naming a stand and building a statue, with each option recieving 41.2 per cent of the votes.