Striker Sam Baldock has committed his future to Milton Keynes Dons by signing a new long-term contract at Stadiummk.
The 20 year old front-man, who was the first graduate of the Dons ASE programme to feature in the first team, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to keep him in the New City until June 2013.
The youngster has 21 goals in 62 appearances for the Dons since becoming a first team regular at the start of the 2008-09 season, and won two England caps during September’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Speaking to the Club website Baldock, said:
“I want to grow with this Club, everything about it says Championship, if not Premiership, so of course it’s a Club I want to be involved with.”
“It’s clear to see how quickly this Club is progressing, it could be one of the biggest in the country in five or six years, so it’s great that the Manager and the Chairman have shown so much faith in me and want to make me part of it.”
Dons boss Paul Ince added:
“I’m over the moon, securing a player of Sam’s potential is a massive signing for the Club and a clear indication of where we want to go in the long-term.”
“I’m sure a lot of Clubs will have looked at him, but Sam loves it here, he can see the future is bright in Milton Keynes and, as a home grown boy, the fans love him.”
“He’s still a young lad with a lot to learn, but this is the best place for him and under the tuition of myself, Karl Robinson and Alex Rae, I’m sure he will get even better.”