Lewington wants Dons stay
Dean Lewington has reiterated his desire to stay at MK Dons and help them win promotion.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 17/01/09 2:45pm
MK Dons skipper Dean Lewington has reiterated his desire to stay at the club and help the League One high-fliers achieve a second successive promotion.
The flame-haired full-back has impressed this term as Roberto Di Matteo's second-placed side push for promotion.
Lewington's performances have attracted the interest of many Championship sides and he has been linked with a move away from the club he has spent his entire career with.
But he told skysports.com that he has never considered leaving stadium:mk and wants to stay for as long as possible.
"The club has got a bright future ahead of it and I'm very happy to be part of that future here. I've always been very happy here and I would like to stay here as long as possible," he said.
"It has come a long way since taking over from Wimbledon and I think it hit rock bottom when we were relegated into League Two, but it's a family club that is trying to establish itself.
"With the new stadium it has given the club a home and the attendances have grown year over year, so I think the club is starting to realise its true potential now."
A long trip awaits the Dons this weekend as they travel to Carlisle, with Lewington expecting it to represent a tough challenge, but one which he hopes they will thrive upon.
"Over the last few years they have been right up there at the top of the table and from what I can tell the team hasn't changed much since those days," he said.
"It's always a difficult place to go, plus the long trip up there and the weather is not the best at the moment, so it will definitely be a tough away game for us.
"I think we have the best away record in the league this year and we did well on our travels last season as well, so despite it being a difficult place to go and they're confidence will be up having recently beaten Leeds we go into every game believing we can get a result."