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Dons await Whitehall test

25 July 2012

Tonight MK Dons will return to action for their second pre-season friendly in the Republic of Ireland.

As their pre-season camp in Dublin nears an end the Dons will take on Whitehall Rangers at Ballymun United’s stadium this evening. Whitehall Rangers currently have two senior men’s sides competing in the Leinster Senior League.

The Dons, who opened their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win over St. James’ Gate on Monday, will once again field a mixture of players to ensure everyone gets vital minutes and match fitness.

On Tuesday morning boss Karl Robinson had the players back on the training pitches for recovery sessions, which also doubled up as an opportunity to run through the teams’ shape and set-up during set-plays. 

The boss made notes of what did and did not work on the pitch against St. James’ Gate and immediately wanted to address the areas of weaknesses before their second friendly tonight.

Speaking ahead of the game Robinson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to see our players on the pitch in competitive games and to iron out any problems. We can also try out different systems and rotate the players accordingly to see who fits best in each formation. 

"We will split the groups into two teams; one will play 60 minutes tonight and 30 tomorrow while the other team will do vice-versa. That way we will be able to get them up to speed for Saturday.”

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