Aneke signs new two-year deal to stay at Dons

    Chuks Aneke has committed his future to MK Dons by penning a new two-year deal with the Club.

    The attacking midfielder, who impressed during his debut campaign at Stadium MK, will remain with the Dons until, at least, June 2019. His original deal was set to expire at the end of the current season.

    Speaking to iFollow MK Dons, Aneke said: “I’m buzzing to sign. I’ve been here for a year and the support I’ve received from everyone has been top class. I’m excited to be a part of things and see where we can go.”

    Aneke joined the Club as a free agent last summer and after recovering from a knee injury, established himself as key member of Robbie Neilson’s squad.

    In 12 starts, he scored four goals including a stunning strike in the 4-0 victory over Peterborough United – a finish which won the Dons’ 2016/17 Goal of the Season Award.

    Robbie Neilson told “I’m delighted. It’s a great bit of business for the Club but also for Chuks as it gives him that stability, which will allow him to focus on the pitch.

    “He was injured, came back and was fantastic for us and then unfortunately he picked up another one. He’s worked very hard and we know the qualities he brings – to have him here for an extended period is great, we just need to make sure we keep supporting him.

    “It shows the belief we have in him. We are going to have to make sure we manage him but there’s no doubting when he’s on top of his game, he’s one of the top players in this league. “

    The 24-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury but is nearing a return to first-team action having recently returned to light training.

    Aneke added: “Rehab is going really well and I trained yesterday, which was unbelievable for me as it was the first time in five months.

    “I need to take it step by step as I want to be back and stay fit. I want to prove myself over a longer period of the season – that’s my focus for this season.”

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