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Houghton: We won’t lose focus despite disruption

1 August 2019

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Houghton: We won’t lose focus despite disruption

1 August 2019

The EFL made the decision on Monday night to suspend MK Dons’ opening day clash with Bury, meaning Tisdale’s side will begin their Sky Bet League One campaign a week later than the rest of the division.

Jordan Houghton, however, insists that while the situation isn’t ideal, it won’t disrupt the training plans for the rest of the campaign.

“It's not a pleasing thing to see for Bury, hopefully, they can get out of it because they're a team that has been in the league for so many years.” Jordan Houghton told the local media following Tuesday’s pre-season victory over St Neots Town.

“It is difficult for our fans as well, I know a lot of people have train tickets and hotels, and I hope that gets sorted out – I don't want to see any fans out of pocket.

“There will be a few harder training sessions, we'll get a bit more fitness, so we have to take the positives out of the situation. We'll probably have a match, or an in-house game over the weekend, so we will be raring to go for the Shrewsbury game.

“I think there are areas to improve, personally and as a team. I'm always striving to get better, and the staff always looking to better us. It has been tough but pleasing. We're looking in good shape and that will kick us on for a good start, and build on what was a good season last year.”

MK Dons will kick-off their 2019/20 season against Shrewsbury Town at Stadium MK on Saturday 10 August.

To celebrate the occasion, MK Dons, in association with Circus Magazine, will be hosting a Big Kick Off event prior to the match. This will include live music, food stalls and activities for children outside Stadium MK in the build-up to the clash with the Shrews.

Tickets for the match, and the 2019/20 season, are priced at £22 adults, £17 seniors and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with an accompanying adult.

Club Dons members are entitled to £5 discount on the matchday price for 10 EFL games while Young Dons members can take advantage of a £1 discount on prices.

To purchase tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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