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Ward looking forward to working with Micciche

MK Dons’ latest recruit praises Dan’s football philosophy after completing move…

31 January 2018

Elliott Ward completed his loan move from Blackburn Rovers to MK Dons on Tuesday morning, a deal that’ll see him play the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign at Stadium MK.

Talking to iFollow MK Dons after signing on, Ward praised Dan Micciche’s style of play and believes he will suit the passing football Micciche is looking to implement.

“The manager played a massive part in me coming here. He wants to play attractive football and that is something I’ve done at my previous clubs and something I’m very used too. 

“Dan defiantly ticks a box for me and hopefully I do in the same way for him. He wanted to bring me here and as a footballer, it’s nice to feel wanted."

At 33-years of age, Ward comes with plenty of football experience. He’s featured over 200 times in the Sky Bet Championship and racked up a number of Premier League appearances during his time at Norwich City.

His experience will prove invaluable to the dressing room - something Ward is looking to add to the squad.

“Dan spoke to me about what he wants to do with the group and what my experience can add to the Club.

“Obviously it’s important in terms of the squad as I have got a lot of experience to bring to the group - hopefully we all work well together."

He continued: “As a group, we have to forget about where we are and just concentrate on the games. The manager is bringing in a new style and has new ideas - we need to grasp that as quick as possible.

“We’ve got a lot of games in the upcoming weeks and we need to pick up the points, but there is pressure on the teams around us too - we just have to worry about ourselves."

Ward concluded with a look ahead to this weekend’s clash with Walsall at the Banks's Stadium - a game in which he could make his Dons debut.

“It’s good to get everything done early in the week so I can learn about the team, the manager and about my job while I’m here - now it’s about getting up to speed for the upcoming games.

“I’m looking forward to integrating into the group over the next few days and getting ready for Saturday’s game.”

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Tickets for Saturday's clash with Walsall at the Bescot Stadium are priced at £22.50 adults, £15.50 seniors/under-18s while a family ticket (one adult, one under-18) will cost £22.50, if bought in advance of matchday.

Travel, meanwhile, is available at £17 adults, £16 over-65s and £16 under-18s. Season Ticket holders and member are entitled to a £1 discount on coach travel.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday.


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