Karl Robinson says the Dons have used the international break to the maximum.
“I think it was good to have a week off, " he said. "We’ve really looked at one or two components behind the scenes.
“We’re 16 games in – we’ve looked at our best and worst games and what have been our most consistent performances amongst other things. We’ve really sat down and analysed.
“From the recruitment side, we’ve talked and looked to see how we can build and what we’ll try and do in January.
“It’s been a really busy and intense period and hopefully it will benefit us in the long run.”
Robinson has been encouraged by the way his side have started their inaugural Sky Bet Championship, sitting outside the bottom three and competing in every outing.
He said: “I think we can take heart from the way we’ve played. We feel we should have more points than we’ve got and that’s the disappointing thing, but hopefully over the next few weeks we can try accumulate some points and move away from the bottom three.
“The players have worked hard and they have another double session today (Tuesday) before we really start to gear up towards Fulham on Saturday.”
Karl will lead his side into battle against Fulham at stadiummk on Saturday. The day will also play host to the Club's annual Armed Forces Day - serving members can attend for FREE. Click here for full ticket details.