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Dons fly out to Dublin

4 July 2014

The Dons squad have flown out to Dublin as they embark on a week-long fitness camp before playing three friendlies ahead of the 2014/15 season.

Each of the first seven days will include three sessions designed to improve their stamina, with work on the beach, football-based drills on the pitch and further strength and conditioning work in the gym.
The first fixture will see Karl Robinson’s men come up against St. James’ Gate on Monday 14th July. 

They will then do battle with Irish Premier Division side Drogheda United on Tuesday 15th before ending their tour with another evening clash on Wednesday 16th against Bray Wanderers.

Robinson said: “I like the simplicity of the trip – the distance is not too far and we can train at the right time, with the temperatures not too hot. 

“We are 15 miles out of the city centre in a beautiful part of the world. The beach is fantastic for us to train and play on and the training ground is magnificent, as is the gym we use.

“The food in the hotel is great too. We are all very comfortable with the surroundings and we couldn’t ask for anymore.”

He added: “Our starts over the past four seasons have all been very good. Every year there’s a twist, but I believe what we do is right.

“The way we conduct ourselves in pre-season is always very good and I’m looking forward to getting out there and working on tactics. There’s one or two small things we want to change.”

Ben Reeves added: “I’m looking forward to Dublin and in particular the chance to play games. You also get to know the new squad a bit more, which can help as we learn off each other as people and players.”

Ticket details for the fixtures will be announced on once they have been finalised.
The Club’s media team will be covering the trip in detail from their arrival on Tuesday.



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