MK Dons Trip in Pre-Season
Wednesday, 16th May 2018 16:44
Town will play the MK Dons away in a friendly on Tuesday 24th July (KO 7.45pm). The Dons were relegated to League Two at the end of 2017/18.
The game is the first pre-season match to be announced with the Blues’ programme following the pattern which became familiar under former boss Mick McCarthy.
The squad will spend a week training at the Carton House Hotel in Co Kildare before playing one Ireland-based friendly which is still to be confirmed, although is understood to be at last year’s opponents Drogheda United.
Further matches away against relatively local League One and League Two clubs in addition to the MK Dons game, almost certainly including Colchester United, will be confirmed in the weeks to come with the Blues expected to play their final friendly at home, as had been the tradition up to the last couple of seasons.
Speaking ahead of the last match of the season against Middlesbrough, caretaker-manager Bryan Klug said: “Andy Liddell [has organised pre-season], that’s slotted into place.
"Obviously the new manager might want to do something completely different, so we’ve got to be adaptable on that. We have a plan and whoever comes in it’ll be his plan then.
“But there’s certain things you have to book up, you have to book up games now and stuff like that, so we’ll do as much of that as we can but I would expect a new manager might want to put his stamp on it.”
The MK Dons trip will see defender Jordan Spence face his former club.
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