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MK Dons star Powell agrees new deal

Daniel Powell in action for MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons winger Daniel Powell has agreed a new two-year contract with the club.

His new contract will keep him at stadium:mk until June 2017.

The 24-year-old came through the Dons' academy and scored 10 goals last season as Karl Robinson's side were promoted to The Championship.

“It’s been the perfect year for me.

It’s been a project of the Club’s to get into the Championship and now hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy two more years of playing at that level, if not higher.

I’ve been here since I was 14, so it’s been a while now. I’ve seen the club grow and grow and to be a part of that is a great privilege.”

– Daniel Powell, MK Dons

MK Dons complete triple swoop ahead of Championship debut

Simon Church in action for Charlton against Bournemouth last season. Credit: PA

MK Dons have completed the triple signing of striker Simon Church, goalkeeper Cody Cropper and winger Dale Jennings.

Welsh international Church moves to stadium:mk on a two-year deal after leaving fellow Championship side Charlton Athletic.

Dale Jennings is back at MK Dons. Credit: PA

He'll be joined by American stopper Cropper and former Bayern Munich man Jennings, who have both agreed one-year contracts - with the option of a further 12 months.

Jennings is no stranger to the Dons, having spent time on loan at the club in 2013, while Cropper was recently released by Southampton.

“I’m excited to have them on board. They will all bring different attributes to the group.

Cody has got tremendous potential and he fits the type of the person we want around the place. He’s a good size, got a great work ethic and wants to learn.

This is an opportunity for Dale, who knows he’s got work to do, but we all saw last time what he can do – he lifted the team and contributed to some good results.

Churchy is a really top lad, a good player and can score goals. He will add tremendous quality to our team.”

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

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MK Dons sign Crawley Town star Walsh on permanent deal

Joe Walsh. Credit: PA

MK Dons have completed the permanent signing of Crawley Town's Joe Walsh.

The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at stadium:mk after impressing while on loan.

“I’m delighted to get this deal sorted. I enjoyed my time here on loan and it just supported what I already knew – this is a club going places and I’m looking forward to being a part of it all.”

I’m really excited about playing in the Championship and I’m already itching to get back for pre-season. We’ve got a talented bunch of lads here and I’m sure we won’t just be making up the numbers.”

– Joe Walsh, MK Dons

Dons defender Lee Hodson has also agreed a new two-year contract at the club.

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Champagne moment as MK Dons celebrate promotion to the Championship

Going Up! MK Dons' champagne moment after clinching automatic promotion to the SkyBet Championship.

The Dons moved from 3rd to 2nd in League One after thrashing relegated Yeovil 5-1 at Stadium MK, while Preston, who started one point ahead in 2nd place, lost 1-0 at Colchester.

The U's also secured their League One status.

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Karl Robinson 'in shock' after guiding MK Dons to the Championship

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson admitted that he was 'in shock' after watching his players clinch promotion to the SkyBet Championship.

Goals from Carl Baker, Dean Lewington (2), Darren Potter and Will Grigg secured a 5-1 win over Yeovil Town.

And their place in English Football's second tier was confirmed when Preston, who started a place and a point above the Dons, lost 1-0 at Colchester to slip to 3rd.

"I'm in shock. You've dreamed this moment many, many times and to achieve it today and to see what's happened out here is pretty incredible.

"I'm just trying to enjoy it because sometimes you have these moments and I've heard people say you get carried away with it and you can forget them very, very quickly.

"We worked so hard as sportsmen to try and make sure we have this constant success or constant competitive nature, and these people deserve a party. They're going to get one tonight."

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons manager
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Winkelman revels in Dons' success

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman joked that he was 'over the moon' after his club's promotion to the SkyBet Championship.

Winkelman ignored the pain from a slipped disc to join in the player celebrations in the dressing room following their 5-1 win over Yeovil Town.

More than 16,000 fans watched at Stadium MK, with many keeping an ear on developments at Colchester who beat Preston 1-0 to secure their League One status, and confirmed the Dons' promotion.

"I slipped my disc coming back from Fleetwood a couple of weeks ago. It's been such a stress, such a pressure.

When I asked the team to score four goals on Tuesday at the Player of the Year awards. They scored five. A hundred and one goals.

And well done Colchester! Well done Colchester! Thank you!

Feel sorry for Preston but my goodness me what an end to the season. It doesn't get better than this."

– Pete Winkelman, MK Dons Chairman
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