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Russ' Dons set for Portman Road visit

Ex-Canary Russell Martin looks ahead to clash with former rivals...

9 April 2021

There will be a little added spice to Saturday’s fixture, with former Norwich City captain Russell Martin making his first managerial trip to Portman Road – home to the Canaries’ bitter rivals, Ipswich Town.

There will be a little added spice to Saturday’s fixture, with former Norwich City captain Russell Martin making his first managerial trip to Portman Road – home to the Canaries’ bitter rivals, Ipswich Town.

Martin, who made 309 appearances for Norwich, boasted an unblemished record against the Tractor Boys during his playing career, and scored in a 5-1 victory at Portman Road back in 2011 en route to promotion from the Championship.

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The manager, when speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, didn’t hide from the fact that, for him, there would be a little extra to the match, but insisted his focus is solely on securing three points for MK Dons’ benefit.

“I’m sure a few thousand will tell you it’s more important,” he said in his pre-match press conference.

“We’ll prepare properly as we do with any game but when you play for a club for so long, and they are their biggest rivals – put it this way, if there were fans then I’m sure I would’ve got stick going there.”

He continued: “It’ll be a tough game for us. They are a fantastic team and a big scalp in this division but we need to go there and enjoy it.

“I think we can go there and do what we do, be us, and look to win the game.”

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Supporters can watch Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash with Ipswich Town LIVE on iFollow MK Dons.

With an iFollow MK Dons Video Match pass, you will be able to watch Martin's side in action on your laptop, computer, tablet or mobile device! Want to watch on your tablet or mobile device? Download the new EFL iFollow App and watch on the go, wherever you are!

To purchase a £10 Video Match Pass, click HERE and select Buy A Video Match Pass. Then simply log in to your iFollow MK Dons account and follow the instructions or register for an account, which can be done for free.


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