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Preview: FC Jumilla

All you need to know ahead of tonight's pre-season friendly...

20 July 2018

MK Dons play their second and final one of their Spain-based friendlies this evening when they take on FC Jumilla of the Segunda Division B.

Paul Tisdale’s side, who drew 0-0 with UD Almeria on Wednesday evening, will return to the Pinatar Arena looking to get more minutes under their belts on the final full day of their Spanish training camp.

This will be the team’s fourth friendly of the summer and it takes place just a little over two week’s from the trip to Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2018/19 campaign.

Kick-off tonight is at 6pm BST [7pm local time].

FC Jumilla, based in Murcia community, currently ply their trade in Group 4 of the Segunda Division B - the third tier of Spanish football.

They finished 13th in their division last season, one point adrift of the relegation play-off place. The 2018/19 season will be their third in Segunda Division B after achieving promotion from the fourth tier in 2014/15.

Managed by Leonel Potens, FC Jumilla’s squad includes plenty of experience with six members of their squad aged 30 or over. Alicante-born Alejandro Chacopino was one of the team’s mains threat up front last season. He has returned for the 2018/19 campaign.


Expect MK Dons to play tonight’s game similarly to Wednesday, with plenty of changes to occur at half-time and during the second half.

Alex Gilbey is set to get more minutes under his belt after coming through half an hour against UD Almeria. The midfielder is working his way back from a serious knee injury.

Team news will be confirmed at 5pm BST [6pm local time].

Supporters in Spain can attend the match at the Pinatar Arena for FREE.

Fans back home in the United Kingdom can watch the game for FREE on Twitter courtesy of Footters - click HERE for coverage from 5.30pm BST.

The Match Centre will also be providing updates for those who aren’t able to tune in to the live stream on Twitter while a full match report will be available to read on mkdons.com at the final whistle.


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