(function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({'gtm.start': new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], j=d.createElement(s),dl=l!='dataLayer'?'&l='+l:'';j.async=true;j.src= 'https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id='+i+dl;f.parentNode.insertBefore(j,f); })(window,document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-PVZZ2FB');

Latest News

MK Dons Hold Onto Academy Prospect Gyamfi

MK Dons Hold Onto Academy Prospect Gyamfi

Edward Gyamfi has put pen to paper on his first professional contract following an impressive campaign with the Under-18s last term.

The 18-year-old midfielder was pushed up to the first-team set-up this summer by Manager Liam Manning, featuring in a handful of friendlies having been part of several matchday squad during the 2021/22 season.

Gyamfi, nicknamed Junior, is the second Dons apprentice to turn professional recently, after Ronnie Sandford agreed terms at the end of July, while academy graduates Jack Davies, Brooklyn Ilunga and Lewis Johnson are also current members of the senior squad.

“I’m over the moon,” Gyamfi told the club website. “It’s every footballer’s dream to become a professional and it’s extra special given that I grew up in MK and have watched the team over the years.

“I have been dreaming of playing for this Club, at this stadium, and in front of the fans, for a long time. I know there is still a lot of work to do but hopefully I am one step closer to achieving that goal.

“The gaffer and the coaching staff have been brilliant and helped me get to this stage, along with the Academy coaches and players. I am thankful to everyone who has helped me in this journey.”

Sporting Director Liam Sweeting said: “Junior has had a unique journey to this point but has demonstrated a fantastic attitude and a real desire to improve and impress throughout, culminating in this moment where he is signing his first professional contract.

“He must continue to show those characteristics as he begins this next stage in his development, moving into the full-time senior environment. I look forward to seeing the progress he can make while working with our coaches here at MK Dons.”

Head Coach Liam Manning added: “Junior has shown a good attitude and real tenacity during his time with us in pre-season and this contract is a reward for that work. He still has a long way to go in his development but this provides him an opportunity which, through our support, we hope he can take.”

Academy Manager Jon Goodman commented: “Junior is a fantastic example of perseverance and working hard to achieve your dreams. He always believed in himself and has been rewarded for his desire, application and talent.

“As an Academy we are proud of Junior and proud to see another Milton Keynes boy sign professional terms to join the first team here at MK Dons.”

Other General News

Joe Thompson Helping Future Generations Through Cancer Battle

Joe Thompson Helping Future Generations Through Cancer Battle

“I never wanted to be known as a great or a good footballer. That was always a part of my..

General News
Assessment Trials 2024 | Player Registration Open

Assessment Trials 2024 | Player Registration Open

Player registration for the 2024 Assessment Trials is now open. This year’s trials are set to take place over three..

General News
Reading's Spencer Turns Pro

Reading’s Spencer Turns Pro

Current LFE apprentice Shay Spencer has signed his first professional contract with Reading. The midfielder has penned a one-year deal…

General News