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Russ after more signings following Sørensen addition

MK Dons boss made his sixth signing of the summer...

4 September 2020

Russell Martin hopes to continue adding to his squad, after completing the loan signing of Stoke City midfielder Lasse Sørensen on Friday.

Lasse Sørensen became the Dons’ sixth signing this summer and bolsters a midfield which is without the likes of Conor McGrandles and Alex Gilbey from last season.

Although the Sky Bet League One campaign gets underway next week, there is still over a month until the transfer window closes, and Martin is remaining committed to staying patient in order to bring the right players to Stadium MK.

“Hopefully we'll have more coming in soon but I can't tell you where or when,” Martin said in his pre-match press conference on Friday. “We're not just signing players for the sake of it.

“I want what's best on the pitch but I have to appreciate the business has been though the toughest time it has ever been through, and there's the budget caps too - we have to work within all of that.

“Both the chairman and Andy have been really supportive. They've done everything we wanted in terms of our targets.

“We'll keep having honest conversations, I'll fight for what I want but I have to respect the Chairman has a duty not just to the fans but the Club - to protect it and make sure it's here for a long time.

“With Rhys, we've got that transfer money, but not all of it will be used to replace him. I’d love to go and spend all that money but that's not how it works with what's just gone on. We now need to work to get the best value for money.

“The beauty of our relationship is that we’re honest and whether we agree or disagree, we’re focused on improving us on and off the pitch.

“If we don't end up landing the target we want, I respect it and we move on to the next one and I'll fight again. I know we will eventually come to an agreement.”

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