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Getting it Wright in the classroom

14 September 2012

First team coach Ian Wright took the players back to the classroom this week in a bid to end MK Dons’ goal-drought.

The Dons will take on Yeovil Town tomorrow (Saturday) with ambitions of ending a run of two games without scoring. The defeats to Northampton Town, in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and Walsall came on the road, but in their most recent venture at home the Dons scored twice as they brushed aside Carlisle United.

Karl Robinson will be hoping his side’s good form at stadiummk will continue, but made sure his attack-minded team took advantage of the expertise of Wright.

Wright, who became a part-time coach with the side in the summer, is renowned as one of the best strikers to have ever graced the Premiership. The Arsenal legend works through striking drills in every training session, but on Thursday he decided to look at the more technical side of the game.

Robinson revealed: “We haven’t done too much wrong; we just couldn’t take our chances on Saturday. If we had, we would have been right up there in the mix with 10 points, but we haven’t and the players are striving to put that right. 

“We did a classroom session with the forwards; Wrighty took it and went through some of the goals he has scored. He told the players about his thought process when the ball was put in certain areas and to work on that in the classroom then put it into practice on the training ground was good for the boys.

“It was very interesting – the boys didn’t say a word, they just listened and watched as he spoke about how he had scored the goals and how important it is to get in certain areas and to have the right mindset.” 

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