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MK Dons allow goalkeeper Cropper to leave the club

Cody Cropper is leaving MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have allowed goalkeeper Cody Cropper to leave the club after deciding not to exercise their option to give him a new contract.

The American made 12 appearances for the Dons in The Championship last season but didn't do enough to convince manager Karl Robinson to hand him a new deal.

Yesterday, the Dons handed a new contract to fellow goalkeeper Charlie Burns.

MK Dons goalkeeper 'delighted' over new contract

Burns' contract was due to expire at the end of June Credit: MK Dons

MK Dons goalkeeper Charlie Burns has signed a new 12 month contract.

It keeps him at Stadium:mk until at least June 2017.

The 21-year-old has previously enjoyed loan spells at Cambridge City and Truro City.

Burns made his full senior debut for the Dons last season away at play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

He featured four times during the Dons' Championship campaign, and will be hoping to further his development next season in League One.

I’m delighted and proud to get another year with the Dons.

When I was in the Academy, I would watch the first-team week in, week out and it was my dream to be out there playing as well – I’m pleased that I get to stay a part of the squad for another season.

I know I’m going to have to remain patient and wait for my opportunity to impress. I’m still young and I’m still developing, so I’ll be looking to continue learning each and every day in training and in matches.

– Charlie Burns

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MK Dons manager Robinson reportedly turns down Leeds United

Karl Robinson appears to have turned down Leeds United. Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has reportedly turned down the chance to take over at Leeds United.

It's understood the 35-year-old met with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino in London about the managerial position at Elland Road, but talks broke down.

Robinson will now be hoping to lead another promotion push at Stadium:mk following the Dons' relegation last season.

Reports: MK Dons boss Robinson being lined up by Leeds United

Karl Robinson is reportedly attracting interest from Leeds United. Credit: PA

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a move for MK Dons manager Karl Robinson.

The 35-year-old couldn't prevent the Dons from being relegated from The Championship last season, but that doesn't appear to have put off interested parties.

According to Sky Sports, Leeds are closing in on the appointment of Robinson who is the hot favourite to replace Steve Evans at Elland Road.

However, the Yorkshire Post claim he is just one of a number of candidates being looked at.

Winkelman promises to stay loyal to 'special' manager Robinson

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman has told ITV News Anglia that manager Karl Robinson will definitely be staying at the club this summer.

Robinson has enjoyed six largely successful seasons at stadium:mk but couldn't prevent the Dons from getting relegated from The Championship this campaign.

Winkelman believes Robinson can lead the Dons back to The Championship. Credit: PA

Despite that, Winkelman insists he still has complete faith in Robinson and believes he's the man to lead a League One promotion charge next season.

What's been special about Karl is that he's shown great loyalty over the years.

We need to show the same kind of loyalty.

At the end of the day, nobody make mistakes on purpose.

– Pete Winkelman, MK Dons chairman

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