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Hodson relishing healthy competition

25 June 2015

As things stand, the right-back position is arguably one of the Dons’ strongest heading into the new campaign.

George Baldock, Jordan Spence and Lee Hodson all shared the role last season and the latter of the three is expecting another healthy competition in 2015/16 – competition which will start when the players return for pre-season testing on Friday.

“We’ve got three good right-backs here,” Hodson told MK Dons Player. “George (Baldock) did well when we came in last year and so did Jordan (Spence), so there will be a healthy competition.

“I’m sure everyone will give it a right good go in pre-season and then it’ll be up to the Gaffer to decide who we wants to start on the first game of the season."

He continued: “I’ve had a nice rest but I’ve also been pushing myself and I’m sure all the lads are doing exactly the same.

“I hope to come back fit and hopefully I’ll have a good pre-season without any injuries.”

“I think we’re good enough to be more than just a number. We’ll be the underdogs in a lot of the games but I’m sure we’ll be able to shock a few teams.”

“We’re going to be going up against better teams and players but I’m sure the squad we’ll have will be more than capable of competing in that division. We’ve got a good bunch of players here already and I’m sure the gaffer will be recruiting now.

“There are some very good teams in the Championship but anybody can beat anybody - you see it every week!

And while the Northern Ireland international is fully aware of how tough the campaign will be for the men from MK1, he is confident the side can be competitive and establish themselves in the division.

Hodson, who penned a new contract back in May to remain with the Dons for a further two years, has experience of playing in the Championship, having featured in the second tier for Watford over 80 times.

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