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Martin set for 16th campaign

Defender looks ahead to Saturday's opener at Stadium MK...

9 August 2019

Russell Martin begins his 16th season as a professional this weekend and the defender is hoping he can enjoy it as much as he did his last.

Martin moved to Stadium MK back in January and played a crucial role in the Dons securing promotion to Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking - the fifth promotion of his illustrious career.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed every minute of his time in Milton Keynes so and hopes to have more joy in a Dons shirt over the next 10 months.

“We just want to get started now,” Martin told the media ahead of Saturday’s clash with Shrewsbury Town. “Everyone is ready physically and more than ready mentally.

“We didn't want last season to end because we were enjoying it so much, and the fact we got promoted made it all worthwhile. Any promotion, whatever league, is a brilliant feeling. Football moves on, though.

“We want to be competitive in this league but enjoy it too. It has been a really good summer as we’ve strengthened on and off the pitch. The club is a much better place than it has been in a good time and who knows where that will take us.

“There are some really big teams in this league - organised, structured. We might have to adapt more at times rather than having us dictating games. Teams probably won't be playing to avoid defeat.

“We've not set any targets, saying we'll get promoted, but we want to improve. We've got momentum, we've got a good squad and we’ve got belief - we'll see where it takes us.”

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Tickets for Saturday's Sky Bet League One opener with Shrewsbury Town 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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