Supportive Lewington has been a source of advice for Jules

The veteran defender has been a backer of Jules since his arrival at the club

Monday, 12th April 2021, 3:26 pm
Dean Lewington

Zak Jules praised Dean Lewington for his support in recent weeks after he came into the starting line-up at the expense of the Dons skipper.

Lewington has been almost ever-present this season, but Jules, who signed on transfer deadline day in February from Walsall, has been lined up as an eventual successor to the 36-year-old.

Making a handful of starts out of position at wing-back, Jules' time at centre-back has been limited to substitute appearances but has started the last three games in the spot Lewington has established as his own this season. And the pair played alongside each other on Saturday in the absence of Warren O'Hora, who will miss the remainder of the season through injury.

Jules said Lewington has been supportive of him since arriving at Stadium MK, and has continued to be a source of advice since he came into the side.

"He's well respected, he's the captain and a legend at this club," said Jules. "Without question, he's a brilliant player. He has been brilliant with me too, passing on his knowledge, giving advice.

"And you saw him come back into the team on Saturday and put in a great performance. Deano knows he's a brilliant player, but he's someone I'm still learning from, as are the rest of the defenders."