Smith delight at MK Dons switch
Tottenham defender ready to cut his teeth in League One
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: August 17, 2011 9:27pm
Smith: Tottenham defender happy to have joined MK Dons on loan
MK Dons' new signing Adam Smith insists that joining the League One outfit was an easy decision to make, despite interest from several Championship clubs.
The highly-rated young full-back joined the Dons on a season-long loan from Tottenham after returning from international duty with the England Under-20s at the World Cup in Colombia.
The 20-year-old impressed in League One for Bournemouth in a similar deal last season and he told skysports.com that he has become a better player since leaving the Cherries in May.
"All I want to do is play football week in week out and when MK Dons came in for me I jumped at the chance to be part of it here."
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"The World Cup was probably one of the best experiences I will ever have in my life and playing against Argentina with 48,000 people watching was just amazing," he said.
"I played in all four of the games against some great teams and overall I just feel that I've learned so much as both a person and player from it.
"Before I went to Colombia there was talk about Championship clubs coming in for me, but then I obviously went away for a month and by the time I returned it seemed that they'd found other players and weren't prepared to wait for me.
"When I got back I could have easily waited until the transfer window came closer and held out for a Championship side to come in for me, but I'm just not the sort of person that is willing to wait on the sidelines for a long time.
"All I want to do is play football week in week out and when MK Dons came in for me I jumped at the chance to be part of it here.
"I got back from Colombia and went straight into the side for MK Dons last night, which was great and I'm really enjoying it here.
"They play the type of football that I like to play and it was a great result on my debut, with a clean sheet as well, so it has been a great week all round for me.
"I met the gaffer before I came here and he showed me how they do things on and off the pitch here.
"Everything he said just ticked so many boxes in what I was looking for in a club so that I can continue developing my career.
"There is a great set of lads here and they are a very good team, so it was a no brainer for me to come here."