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'Show what we are about' - Jon

13 October 2012

MK Dons have the opportunity to showcase their much-talked about impressive style of football when they travel to Deepdale Stadium to take on Preston North End.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports 2.

One player who believes the Dons should play their ‘natural game’ is Jon Otsemobor, the right-back insists he and his teammates must stamp their authority on the match and believes the opening phases will be vital to proceedings.

“We look forward to playing every week, the way the lads go out and play football, we really enjoy it. With Preston it’s a nice ground, a nice place to play football so we’re looking forward to it. 

“Preston they have always been a strong team, all the players give it 100 per cent and they have a great work ethic which the manager has installed in the players so it will be a good game for us. 

“We know what we’re in for, Graham Westley gets his players mentally prepared for games and they are always up for the games and up for a battle. It’s going to be another challenge for us. They know how we like to play football and we’re going to have to stand up to that especially in the first 20 minutes.”

The former-Liverpool defender, who has had an interrupted start to his MK Dons career, was one of many Dons players relieved to have a week without a game on the back of a month of Saturday-Tuesday fixtures.

“I’ve missed a lot of football so playing Saturday and Tuesday can take a burden on you. Not having a midweek game has helped the lads, we’ve had a couple of days off to rest and recover and we know we have a busy period coming up so it was good.”

The Sky cameras will broadcast the 1.15pm kick-off on Sunday afternoon, but that is not something that fazes Otsemobor, he is more concerned with the plan to eat earlier in the day.

“For me, and most of the lads, whether the Sky cameras are there or not it doesn’t bother us. We all want to play at the highest level and the higher you go the more games are on Sky so for us it’s not a problem.

“We’ll have pre-match food a bit earlier in the morning which can be a bit of a pain trying to eat chicken and pasta first thing in the morning! Besides that, you just look forward to the game; you want to get the warm-up out of the way and to kick-off.”

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