Midfielder Kyle Dixon feels that the hard work has just started, following his rise to the first team squad at Notts County.
Dixon impressed the Meadow Lane backroom staff with his performances during loan spells at Grantham Town and Boston United.
Although the Pilgrims expressed an interest in keeping the youth team graduate at York Street until the end of the campaign, manager Shaun Derry was eager for him to rejoin the County squad.
Dixon was handed his Football League debut away at Rotherham United earlier this month and he is now focused on making the next step in his career with the team he supports.
“Now I’ve got there I can’t take my foot off the pedal, I need to keep striving and keep wanting to get into his team," he told #themag.
“That’s the ultimate aim - I want to start every week and be a part of this team.
"It might not happen this year but it might - you never know - it’s up to the gaffer as he picks the team.
“It’s up to me to give him a headache at night to say that I’m here.
"I’ve got to keep training hard and keep improving every day to see where that takes me and hopefully I’ll be involved.
“My main aim is to make sure that I get a new contract here because it’s a massive club for me and I want to be a part of this team.
"There’s still a long way to go and I can’t drop off the pace.”
The club’s award-winning matchday magazine sat down for a lengthy chat with Dixon and talked about his debut, how he had to earn a place in the Academy twice and what it means to represent his hometown club.
You can read the feature interview in the MK Dons edition, which will be available for just £3.
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