Sanders wants a part in Albion’s bright future

Midfielder delighted to commit long-term future to Albion.

By Alex Stedman • 02 July 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Max Sanders wearing the armband for Albion's under-23 side.

Max Sanders says he can’t wait to be part of Albion’s future after signing a new deal with the Seagulls on Wednesday.

The midfielder agreed a new one-year contract with Albion and will now focus on his ‘dream’ of playing in the first team. 

He said, “I’m delighted to sign a new deal as my dream is to play in the first team so I’m buzzing to have this done.

“The aim now is to come back for pre-season and keep working as hard as I can. 

“I spoke to the manager and his staff and that’s what we think should happen. If I’m good enough then I’ll stay and fight for my place in the squad and if not then I might look to go out on loan again.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Max Sanders in action for Albion.

Sanders made 22 appearances in all competitions for League One AFC Wimbledon this season before the campaign was curtailed by the coronavirus crisis. 

The 21-year-old spoke glowingly about his experiences and says he’s benefitted massively from the time with the Dons.

“You never know what it’s going to be like until you’re there, but I knew I had to go out and do that for my development,” he said. 

“It was a new experience but has made me a better player without question. I’m really grateful to Wimbledon and [manager] Glyn Hodges for giving me the opportunity to play. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Sanders ready to lead Albion's under-23s onto the field.

“Playing for three points every Saturday was great and you put everything into training as a result.

“You can always see how much it means to the fans too so you want to do well for yourself and them. 

“We stayed up and I was happy to be a part of that. It was a shame the season ended the way it did but I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about my time there.”