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Pre-season positives for Karl

17 July 2015

Karl Robinson took the opportunity to reflect on his side’s pre-season training camp in Dublin, after it came to an end on Thursday.

Robinson’s Dons have returned home to the UK after spending just under two weeks in the Irish capital preparing for their inaugural season in the Sky Bet Championship.

The trip consisted of a seven-day fitness programme and three friendlies, the last of which took place against Cabinteely on Wednesday – the men from MK1 won 3-0 thanks to goals from Carl Baker, Daniel Powell and new signing Simon Church.

“It’s been a really good trip,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “I’m really pleased with the players and the staff, who have worked tremendously hard around the clock. I’ve seen an awful lot of good things from people.

“The players have taken on the information we’ve given to them really quickly. I still feel we need to our up our game in certain areas but it’s really just been about getting minutes on the pitch and we’ve come through with no injuries as well – that’s a real positive!

He continued: “We’ve still got a lot of days to go until the season start but I’m sure those days will be eaten up very quickly so we can’t take how long we’ve got left for granted.”

Ireland has been the home to the Dons’ summer training camp for many seasons and support across the Irish Sea has continued to go year in and year out – something Dons boss Robinson has noticed.

“We’ve become very fond of (Ireland),” he added. “We have fans of the Football Club over here and it’s been nice to see them, as well as spread the word to others.

“There were over 700 people (at Cabinteely) watching the game and that’s a tremendous testament to the people around this area.”

Robinson's Dons face Newport Pagnell Town and Buckingham Athletic in a local double-header on Saturday afternoon - click here for ticket information and kick-off times!

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