Q&A Special - MK Dons Fan on Sanmi Odelusi

  • May 13, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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After a season which saw him rise to prominence, a MK Dons supporter tells us about Sanmi Odelusi's time on loan at stadium:mk.

In a campaign which saw the Dons finish 10th in League One, Odelusi played 10 games for Karl Robinson's side in a spell which saw the good, bad and ugly sides of his game.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Brandon Ingrams (@MKDons95). In response to our questions, Brandon told us about Odelusi's time on loan in Milton Keynes, why his decision making will prevent him from playing in the Championship next season and what the future holds for the 20-year-old.

Q: Sanmi Odelusi made 10 appearances for MK Dons this season. How would you sum up his time at stadium:mk?

A: It was a very hit and miss 10 appearances. It was very clear to see that Sanmi - 'Steve' - was lacking in match fitness, but his never-give-up attitude in games gave the Dons fans some exciting times.

His first game came against Sheffield United. He came on in the 50th minute while MK were losing 1-0, so it was a very big game to come into play. He was supposed to be on the wing, but, in desperation to score, made his way up top, where he made some brilliant headers but just couldn't find the net.

After this game he went a little quiet, creating very little from the wing. However, coming to the end of his loan spell, we seemed to play him in a free role which seemed to suit him more. It was a good first loan spell.

Q: From the outside, Odelusi's time with the Dons looked to be a little mixed - with good form, a red card and an injury. He's featured for our first team on a number of occasions, but did he show enough to suggest he could make it at Championship level?

A: From what I said in the previous question, I can't see him featuring in the Championship any time soon. He needs more match fitness to get going and the right training.

However, he's only young so can develop and I'm sure he will make the Championship first-team in a few years.

The red card was careless of him, having been booked a few minutes before. He dived into the player with aggression, so he still has a lot to learn.

Q: Odelusi has two years left on his Bolton contract and is unlikely to be sold any time soon. If the opportunity arose to take him on loan again next season, would you like to see him back at your club?

A: I personally think we would be a good club to have him back for another year. I wouldn't mind seeing him back.

We're hoping for the play-offs next season and Sanmi could be a key part if he comes back at the start of the season and learns to play our way a little more.

If we do have him back, I would personally like to see him play more up top. With his height and strength, you could easily see him get a fair few goals.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Brandon for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @MKDons95.

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