Milton Keynes Dons have today announced that former youth product Callum Brittain has officially returned to the club ahead of the 2020/21 season.
The 22-year-old right-back has played the majority of his professional career in Milton Keynes, having made his professional debut on a loan deal with Throttur Reykjavik in Iceland in 2016.
Since returning to England, Brittain has established himself as a top talent in the Football League, representing England Under-20s five times and making 115 appearances for the Dons in all competitions.
His contract expired at the end of last season, with plenty of interest expected, but Brittain has opted to return to play for Russell Martin's side as they look to compete for a higher position in League One next season.
Speaking of his return to the Dons, Brittain explained: "I’ve always loved my time here so it’s great to be back, I’ve still got loads to learn and to develop on."
"Playing with confidence is a big part in that and Russ definitely gives me that – he’s made me really believe in myself."
He added: "Hopefully the fans saw how well we were developing, as a team, last season. There’s a lot of optimism around the place so hopefully, we can hit the ground running and make a positive start."
Speaking of his latest signing, Martin commented: "I’m really pleased to have him back, we’ve got a player who is a top performer at this level and someone who really suits what we’re trying to do here."
"It’s taken longer than we’d hoped to get him back because he’s a very, very good player and he had the right to see what was out there, but I know he’s very happy to be back in the building."
He concluded: "He’s capable of really big things and it’s up to him to prove that here. I really believe in Callum and he knows that. Hopefully, he can get up to speed quickly and hit the ground running when the season starts."